trip days left: 62
distance left: 1317 km
Highlights: Great food!
Lowlights: nothing really
Loc: Sao Francisco do Sul
Acc: Alan and Ninas house
I prepared today the last leg of my trip. Four more paddling days to Florianapolis, some big food shopping to do there. Four more days to Cabo Santa Marta, where the endless beach without sheltered landing is starting. After 125 km I could haul over into t long chain of small lagoons for saving about 110 km of surf beach. But I think I will skip this effort and deal with the surf.
After 235 km after Cabo Santa Marta on the unprotected beach and the last food shopping in Brazil I could carry over in the first of two connected large lagoons where I could save 500 km of unprotected coast by paddling inland. This portage option looks more inviting regarding the unstable windy weather in this area. I would end up right in the boarder village of Chuy to sign out of Brazil and to enter Uruguay. I probably will do that lagoon paddle, but am not sure yet.
Then it will be about two weeks of paddling in Uruguay, and I will be DONE!!! I added a countdown to my trip account on the beginning of each blog entry…
For tomorrow, I can start late for th 40 km back to the sea via the river, as high tide inland is at 2 pm, and the river rounding the island is actually interrupted by the highway. It is not a bridge how I was originally thinking, but a full locking dam, and the north-western side of the river is becoming fully dry on low tide. At high tide there is about a meter of water in the deep channel a kayak can navigate with care. The south eastern side is always deep enough, ending at the sea. You can see the different water colors on the sat images. Basically easy paddling with good timing, but I have to look for the deeper water!
Thanks to Alan and Nina hosting mein Sao Francisco do Sul!