Brief tourist visit to Buenos Aires (LU) and Colonia (CX)
Horacio LU1BJW and Diego LU8ADX with a large box of VP6T Pitcairn DX-pedition QSLs hand-delivered to Buenos Aires. Old buildings in Colonia in Uruguay, just across the River Plate from Buenos Aires (Argentina).
High rise buildings in the port area of Buenos Aires from where the Colonia ferry leaves. Light-house in Colonia, (seemingly used mainly to support VHF antennas). The lamp inside the Colonia lighthouse
The harbour in Colonia (Uruguay) as seen from the top of the lighthouse. From inside the Colonia light-house
Commerorative plaque in Spanish and Portuguese. Colonia changed hands between Spain and Portugal many times over the years. View out across a silt filled River Plate. Buenos Aires lays about 30km away on the far bank of the river.
The main street in the old Uruguayan town of Colonia. Tourism is the main industry in Colonia, with many tourists taking the short ferry trip over from Buenos Aires.
Iberia A340-600 EC-LEV at Barajas (MAD) having just arrived overnight from Buenos Aires (EZE). Iberia A340s are fitted with a tail camera which provide passengers with an excellent live view as the plane flies along.
The Iberia A340-600s are fitted with Rolls Royce engines. Horacio LU1BJW, Nigel G3TXF and Diego LU8ADX swapping QSLs at breakfast in Buenos Aires.
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