Thursday, 21 August 2014

Itacoatiara - The Local Happenings And Coastal Ride

When the lads returned from their day out a bar b que was put on down at their local club which was cool, a few drinks and good feed with a relaxing chat to Paulos riding buddies ......good times.

A ride up the coast to Buzios with Paulo and Maya is running like a swiss clock again now that everything is set correctly we enjoyed a great day poking our noses in and out of bays, towns and beaches heading north and enjoying an easy ride sans cases and accom all sorted so a later arrival home not even a concern.

Our ride saw us get to Arriaial Do Cabo to the end of the spit before heading up to Buzios which is a very nice gringo town with some slightly large beautiful waterfront homes .... I could easily live there!!

The road started getting good but was not that long

Three trouble makers at the end

Lots of neat places and boas are big here

Heading home we took the secondary road which was still all paved and good nic, we arrived home just on dusk and geared off for a welcomed hot shower and relax with a rum and filter through the days happenings and photos.

Paulo also took us for a ticky tour around the area taking in local viewpoints and attractions part of which was the entrance protection and artillery, the stonework in this building beyond belief with the level of fit and finish.

A canon with the famous Jesus in Rio De Janeiro

Canon height adjustment

Many canon butts with stunning stone arches

The HUGE bridge over the harbour in the distance

The building

The famous sugarloaf in the distance

Three trouble makers san moto gear

To finish off the afternoon we took Paulo out for lunch to a seafood restaurant, the nicest food we have had in months.

All in all a fantastic stay here by accident and generosity which saw us relax, get the bike sorted and take in the beautiful surroundings of Rio De Janeiro, for me an absolute win getting Maya sorted out as there are no KTM dealers or shops here so finding the correct valve shims etc was just demon.

I would have to say Rio De Janeiro is probably the most beautiful city in world we have seen because of its abrupt surroundings so to have seen it first hand up close and personal was seriously cool, if you can't get to Rio just watch the movie Fast Five

Finally, me, Ellen and Ev sitting on top of a rock at the bay just taking it in ... WOH HOH

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