This is possibly the library we have stayed in one place while on vacation like this. But yesterday it was really nice to keep things very simple, especially with my cold. It wasn't bad, but the extra nap and taking it easy helped.
Today, Monday, we went to Concón, a town north of Valparaíso. First we had to catch a bus, which is relatively easy thanks to Google - thanks Google! The bus system here is easy enough if you know the area, the buses say where they are going, but if you don't know then it's challenging as there are no maps.
We got on a bus heading to Concón. These buses are like no other, the drivers are all trying to be F1 drivers and they must maintain their buses very well it seems as they are hard and fast with the brakes and similar to start so hold on!
We reached the same dunes in Concón and there happened to be a grocery plaza across street, so we went there first fit a snack.
We climbed a dune, enjoyed our snack (baklava) with a gorgeous view - ocean, pelicans and Valparaíso in the distance.
We made our way down and took a chance on waiting for a bus which worked out nicely and found a nice beach to walk along and then found lunch.
We found a fantastic place for lunch, we had their menu, which thankfully want overpriced for tourists. I had a fish consume and some salad and fried fish; Brian had avocado with shrimp and albacore tuna with rice. With a drink each and all for $13500CP ~ $24.
Then we found a nice park and dozed under a tree fire a bit. We foolishly made eye contact with a lovely big black dog who then decided to join us and he made all the docs behind fences mad and almost got into a fight with a boxer but he was much bigger so he just growled and the boxer eventually backed off. We wandered back to the coast and followed it for a while before catching the bus back to Valparaíso. This driver was definitely training for the track!
We got a few groceries and took the funicular back up the hill. Had our usual dinner of wine, cheese and bread while chatting to a couple of other guests.
My cold has turned into allergies which is so annoying!! From annoying dry cough to super runny nose ugh!!