The following day we camped overnight at El Condor, an Atlantic Ocean beach place about 30 km from Veidma mainly so we could get online, obtain more cash and regroup after our anxious few hours. We camped overnight at a campground called El Oasis near the ocean but it was so windy and dusty that we hunkered down and read.
We are stopping now at every town and drawing cash from the bank of Patagonia with our visa card at least until we can find a bank that will talk to our cash card. We have to be vigilant too, to find petrol stations with credit card facilities.
We were looking forward to visiting Gaiman, having read of it’s Welsh connections.
Our 2 night stay was at the local Bomberos camping ground. A volunteer fire fighting group who earn extra revenue by allowing people like us and picnicer’s to stay on their property by the river for a small fee. They were very helpful too!
In the late 1800,s and early 1900‘s around 170 Welsh folk immigrated to Argentina and settled here to farm along the river valley....very successfully. The Welshness has been diluted with time by Spanish speaking Argentinians but on our stroll through the delightful little town we rubbed shoulders with Henry Jones Davies street, Juan Evans and Miguel Jones street.