Friday, 3 October 2014

Visconde De Mauá

With Maya totally sorted with bearings etc our next destination was Visconde De Mauá in the National Park Itaiaia.

Mrs.Garmin decided it was a long (300km) away but local knowledge said 3.5 hours and leaving at midday so we had to crack a pace.

We took the BR116 which seemed more like a truck race for the most of it, for us it was like a video game of weaving in and out of the masses and avoiding being hit

Staying safe we got to our turnoff which was a pleasant and instantly relaxing change in pace we headed off towards the mountain my head and heart were alive again with the thoughts of being in a tranquil setting out of the rat race.

Our first mission was the twisty climb to the top some 20 km which was tighter sweeping bends to 1st gears jobs.

Visconde De Mauá, don't blink or you will miss it, today is the 24th September which means that tomorrow on the 25th I get olda and hit 48, that aside we found our self a home for two nights in a nice Pousada.

Maya watching guard

IMG_1884 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

The following morning was get older day which started with a nice breaky, omelet, bread, coffee ...awesome

IMG_1805 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

The day was to set out for a cruze around the park to take in waterfalls, moto museum etc and generally relax, we squidded it with the riding gear as everything was close and it was very hot so shorts and Tee the order of the day....yeah a rebel without a cause (how tuff eh )

IMG_1809 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

Various locations around the park

IMG_1832 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

These guys were swimming in here, it was cold enough to freeze the balls off a Brass Monkey

IMG_1824 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

Some cool old ex army trucks they take tours in

IMG_1834 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

All in all a great day out for the youngold fello, Visconde De Mauá a very nice quiet place to be and a mice setting in the evening for drinking some deep chilled local Banana liqueur.

Next up ... Campinas to meet Carlos and family... ADVer and orange brethren

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