All good, but little time and energy to update fully due to shower,
shopping, interviews, barbecue and socializing. More tomorrow!
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
Loc: River beach across Tibeau do Sul
Dist: 49,9 km
Start: 4:50 End: 15:10
Highlights: Good speed
Lowlights: Capsized in fricking surf
Launch: Could have been better through low surf
Landing: Ok through moderate surf
Loc: behind Barra de Camaratuba
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…
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
Loc: beach behind Lucena
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?
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!
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
Loc: some nature reserve bay
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.
Highlights: Eventually back on the water on easy conditions
Lowlights: nothing really…!
Launch: Easy sheltered bay
Landing: Tiny surf in river mouth
Loc: Ponta do Fortim
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…
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….