Friday, 26 December 2014

Porto Alegre To Chuy … Farewell To Brasil 8-(

Our final day arrived, nearly 5 months after entering Brasil and planning to stay about 2 weeks.

Funny how things change and the good times we had, we still only scratched the surface, so much more we have not seen, we will have to come back and go north from Salvador.

Leaving Porto Alegre we headed the back way out to the old 101, many said it is sand, some said it was paved but really shitty and some said just gravel so we decided to find out for ourselves.

Turns out it is 100% paved, the first third mint, the middle third average with potholes, the last third mint so very easily doable on pretty much any moto with care in the potholed part, way more scenic and seriously quiet compared to the BR 116 4 lane race track that the trucks take.

The potholed part

P1210891 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

The smooth part ... long lonely highway

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On getting down to Sâo José do Norte we arrived 20 minutes too late for the Ferry, no biggy, 1 more hour and the next one will be there then we can continue.

This gave us a break and relaxing ride across the harbor to Rio Grande before we hit it to Chuy.

Farewell to Sâo José do Norte

P1210901 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

Maya crammed on the corner being bullied by big trucks

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P1210899 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

Was pretty tight on the deck with some sideways slither maneuvers being required

P1210897 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

The last section down this part was hell, we had an ugly side/head wind that was buffeting us around like a puppet on strings, my helmet pushing to the right heavily and hurting my nose because my sunnies were pushing hard …

We arrived at Chuy and where stuffed as it was very hard work … good practice for Patablowia I spose.

So that my friends concludes an awesome nearly 5 months in Brasil, will wrap that up in a Brasil Sum up much to say, so many to thank.

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