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Update from sat.phone

All good, but little time and energy to update fully due to shower,
shopping, interviews, barbecue and socializing. More tomorrow!

Wed 29/10-2014 Day 673

Highlights: I got out from that surf beach…
Lowlights: I had to try three times…
Launch: Once capsized and washed back ashore, one roll, third try I made it out through a heavy wide surf belt
Landing: Steep light dumper halfway sheltered river beach
Pos: here
Loc: River beach across Tibeau do Sul
Acc: tent
Dist: 49,9 km
Start: 4:50 End: 15:10

Tue 28/10-2014 Day 672

Highlights: Good speed
Lowlights: Capsized in fricking surf
Launch: Could have been better through low surf
Landing: Ok through moderate surf
Pos: here
Loc: behind Barra de Camaratuba
Acc: tent
Dist: 39,7 km
Start: 5:00 End: 12:45

I slept moderately, always on the watch for the locals – one woman passing close by  with whom I shook hands, she was friendly and shouted surprised:”Una amiga!” Other guys stayed seated close by for too long a while, arguing noisily between each other… your fantasies can go wild…

Mon 25/10-2014 Day 671

Highlights: Long but easy paddle
Lowlights: Too many curious locals sneaking around my camp
Launch: Low surf with cockpit half full of water
Landing: Low surf
Pos: here
Loc: beach behind Lucena
Acc: tent
Dist: 54,9 km
Start: 5:00 End: 15:35

No bother at night – good. Just too noisy youngsters passed by in the darkness with their surfboards under their arms… on the way to a night surf or rather home?

Update from sat.phone

Hi Brasilieros!

Is there anybody out there who has a contact in Natal or Fortaleza who can help me with a place to stay for a day off, a shower, wifi and shopping? This would be great!

Muitos obrigada!

Sun 26/10-2014 Day 670

Highlights: Thank goodness for a halfway sheltered landing
Lowlights: The surf and bumpy water is back…
Launch: Easy through some tiny side wash surf
Landing: Low surf around corner
Pos: here
Loc: some nature reserve bay
Acc: tent
Dist: 44,6 km
Start: 5:10 End: 14:25

I slept so well in my calm corner, no real noisy surf, no people. Still, it’s different to sleep again on a public beach, you are always on watch, peeping even at night out of the windows to both sides, listening carefully to all strange sounds. But it could be worse.

Sat 25/10-2014 Day 669

Highlights: Eventually back on the water on easy conditions
Lowlights: nothing really…!
Launch: Easy sheltered bay
Landing: Tiny surf in river mouth
Pos: here
Loc: Ponta do Fortim
Acc: tent
Dist: 40,0 km
Start: 8:50 End: 15:40

I will post my blog entries again with a day or two of delay, not to be geocached so easy on my camp…

Update from sat.phone

I said once more good bye to Sandra and her apartment- muitos obrigada for hosting and looking after me all the time! And this time I know we will see each other one last time before I eventually go south after successfully having reached Humberto de Campo for the third time going from Recife north now….

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