Sunday, 2 November 2014

Urubici - Serra do Corvo Branco And Morro de igreja.

Serra do Corvo Branco and Serra do Rio do Rastro are words used a lot around here ….as well as many others.

For a small town there is a lot to see and do in this neck of the woods and we had been invited by Brasil Rider Jardão (Jordan) to come stay at his place as above.

Our first day out was to visit Serra do Corvo Branco and Morro de igreja.

A decision was made to hit Morro de igreja first as that is more weather fussy with fog etc, the road is not far in only some 15 odd km but on arrival at the top it was all clouded in and like standing in a tuppeware container, we waited the fog out but it kept coming and going with still no sign of the holly rock.

(Insert vision image here, pick up tupperware container, steer through base and add moisture and cold air = Morro de igreja)

After about 1/2 an hour we decided today was not the day so we would try again another day.

Bailing from the top we headed to Serra do Corvo Branco which is a spectacular bit of road, at present it is closed for rebuilding and tar sealing but we convinced the gate keeper to let us go up to take photos and he let us through, not sure if it was because of our smiling faces or the gun pointed at him

The road was interesting just getting there, I hand to keep lifting my feet off the footpegs as they were getting smacked in and up in the ruts making standing impossible

IMG_2653 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

Arriving at the top of the famed gap in the rocks we were not disappointed with the road being in full view.

IMG_2660 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

We sneaked down for a few more corners then made our way back up to the top and out.

IMG_2668 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

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IMG_2691 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

I went down to this corner, just after there it turns very bad with roadworks

IMG_2678 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

The famed tilting rock

IMG_2694 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

Close up, this is the true angle of the rock

IMG_2695 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

Thank you to the chief photographer

IMG_2700 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

Thanking the gatekeeper we gave him a couple coffee lollies which he liked ….good trade all round and smiles to match.

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