Across Brazil & Uruguay

I’m now in Buenos Aires, recovering from yet another fall off the bike. My rear brakes failed as I approached a corner, on gravel, and I fell heavily on my right side. I’ve had x-rays done, nothing broken, but I’m taking a few days to let things heal before I return to the road.

Here’s a little update on how I got here:

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I spent several days riding with a group of motorcyclists from Witmarsum Colony, near Curitba. Here we’re getting ready to hit the road, heading south.

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The first day had intermittent rain, which means getting in and out of your rain gear throughout the day. That’s easier said than done for some.

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A bit of route planning, the old fashioned way. I also don’t carry a GPS (only the one on my iPad).

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I spent several days on the beach in Southern Brazil, near Porto Alegre. The area has a series of lagoons, separated from the sea by a narrow, sandy isthmus. I camped along the shores of the sea and lagoon and took two days to drive the stretch, which I found very beautiful.

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At the south end the lagoons open to the sea, so I had to take a ferry to Rio Grande, and from there cut back inland.

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I was struck by the wide open beauty of Uruguay. It reminded me a lot of when I drove motorcycle across Inner Mongolia in 2010.

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Sometimes it is neccassary to stop to read the signs…

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Fishermen working on the shores of the South Atlantic in Uruguay.

 

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