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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Ohio_Danimal, Apr 24, 2018.
Aha, I understand the connections now, cheers.
Yes, the sickness runs deep lol
Ok. That was officially weird. And so Japanese
Dan I have been following your RR for months and I really enjoy it. I would like to share something with you. Sorry for my poor English, is third language for me.
On one side I'm sad that you are stranded in Brazil, but on the other side knowing you are safe, I'm happy for you. The time that you spend in Brazil will greatly benefit you even if for now you are quiete agitated As you said it in page 148 I'have always found it difficult to quiet my thoughts.
In 1979 on my way down south with no other objective to visit my Colombian friend's family I got traped when the civil war erupted in El Savador and woke up to learn the the bishop of El Savador was shot. To make things worst I wore a t-shirt with the letters castrol, for some reason the L was out of sight, and everybody was looking at me without knowing what for till I was asked by like 10 armed men to explain why I was trolling with Castro printed on my shirt. I got scared and I scrambled away to my nearby room. I had no idea who they were, secret police, rebels who knows. I got stranded inside my room for 3 months only going out at night to buy food. All I had that could help me was $2000. in travelers checks.
I finally understood to exit the country I needed to go the embassy of Honduras Guatemala to get a visa. Once in the nicaragua embassy, I finally understod that I needed to see an authorized photograph for a picture. To my great surprise, the photograph spoke some English and had a brother who had traveled to Calgary. To make a story short he had me and the motorcycle shipped to a remote border that was still opened to leave the country. I made it to Colombia and stayed there till the last day of my visa and sign to give away my bike to the Colombian government and flew back to Canada.
I returned to Colombia to mary a young nurse and I have lived or been back to Latin America almost every year. I feel more at home in Mexico, Colombia or Peru than in Canada. I firmy beleive that your time in Brazil will quite you down and you will feel like a new man and connect heart to heart with the locals on your way back home. Bonne chance
Luiz came by today and dropped off the new fuel tank brace he had his friend fabricate for me. Made of inox stainless, it’s not likely to fail as the aluminum part did. Fitment required removing the fairing, side panels, seat and Safari tank. It was nice of Luiz to assist.
and I was invited to another excellent lunch with Ema Antonio and Luiz. Fresh baked mullet, veggies potatoes and rice. It was very tasty.
Today’s sunrise marks the beginning of another month in Brazil. Monday June 1st. Heavy overcast and a light drizzle. The clouds made for a subdued sunrise but as the sun passed between thick layers there were a few minutes of incredible colors.
I also got to see one small local boat put in, row a hundred meters off shore and lay out their net. Then they come ashore and lots of people from the neighborhood all pitch in to haul the net ashore. For their efforts they’re all rewarded with a live mullet (the species that is “running” right now).
Hope you’re enjoying these as much as I enjoy being there trying to capture what I’m seeing.
thanks for sharing images from your local life. Cool to be able to see that community fishing -- enjoying the fruits of mother ocean : )
and nice bird shot-- looks like a "great kiskadee"
Thanks, I really enjoyed the fishing photos and video.
The hills that are behind the boat when they are laying the net: which direction are they? I don't recall seeing them in other photos. Is it that you are zoomed in so far that they look different from the distance shots?
You’re quite welcome nochwas! If I hadn’t eaten so much mullet lately I might have joined in hauling the net to get my fish-reward. As it was they had more than enough man(and woman) power to get it done. It was cool watching them time their efforts with each incoming wave.
Thanks also for the bird name!
Those hill are to the north along the coast. This beach is quite small, bordered by the rocks on both ends. Plenty of other beaches nearby.
Sorry for the lack of Moto-content. For now this is just about my life here in Brazil, waiting for borders to reopen. Then......watch out!!
Dan, you don’t need to worry about the lack of moto content - it’s all part of the adventure!
I’ve been playing around with more video editing. I’m uploading a new video as we speak. I’ll post a link shortly. It’s under 4 minutes and has a lot of views of vistas from the saddle
here's another new short video, this time water scenes from the last month or so before the borders all closed
Cool videos and music to match!
Videos: Dramatic. I likie. Cool music too.
Awesome video's Dan! Thanks for sharing these with us.
Wow. That felt great.
Rode Sunny into Itapema and stopped at Koch’s for a few groceries and some more whiskey. It was the first time riding in well over a month! It felt absolutely refreshing.
On the way back I extended the ride, looking for a nearby park up in the hills west of town. The road turned to dirt and then mud and washboard. I had forgotten briefly I was carrying groceries in the panniers. Remembering, I turned around and rode back to the Pousada.
When unpacking I lost three eggs to the incident lol. Luckily I was able to salvage the material from the broken shells and now that’s my lunch. All is well!