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Southernmost point in our journeys, Punta del Este, Uruguay

Today we walked down the street from our apartment in Punta del Este to a small park at the mouth of the Plata River, where a Uruguayan flag more or less marks the southernmost point in Uruguay.

Unfortunately the wind wasn’t cooperating with my photography.

Although I recognized this right away as being the southernmost steps we’ve taken on this trip to South America, after a quick bit of internet sleuthing, I discovered it’s also the southernmost steps we’ve taken ever. It beats our visit to Cape Point in Cape Town, South Africa, by a mere 37 minutes of latitude — less than one degree further south.