Up the Brazilian Coast
finally, just right after the Carnival in february, I was reunited with my beloved bike.
I arrived in the town of Ouro Preto in Minas Gerais to find my bike not so well taken care of as I had hoped. it was in a rather sad state, mainly because of the bad gasoline that had crystalized and blocked the pump and carburettors. they needed to be cleaned and tuned. After weeks of waiting I got my baby on the road and headed for the Bahian coast. my goal was Caraiva, a nice little fishing village close to Poro Seguro. Crowded during Brazilian summer holidays but quiet the rest of the year. The beauty and tranquility of the place took me by surprise, and I ended up staying three weeks there, using my bike mostly for exploring nearby beaches. At one point I got it ferried over the river Caraiva, to drive along the beach to another village called Corombau, if possible even more tranquil. Nice smooth perfect ripples in the sand made me airborn with smooth soft landings in the wet sand. The scariest part was a strech where the beach was rather steeply sloping down to teh merciless tide. Letting go of the accelerator would inevitably lead to the tide taking the bike.
Posted by Daniel Mogstad at 07:27 PM