Sunday morning at 9:00 clock is to be a horse and ox parade in town. We get up early and be on time at nine in the marketplace. All is calm. We only drink some coffee and explore ourselves. Yes, around noon, the move will take place, we hear. Although a few weeks before anywhere in the village leaflets program pads with the time. This is Brazil, you never know exactly when what is happening where!
We do in the meantime for a bike ride. At 12.00 clock and then we are back at 15.00 clock starts the move. Has to watch the hustle and bustle in the run and been great fun.
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When we want to take the dinghy to the jetty to shop at Maragojipe we were only 10 meters wide. One last indefinable sound of the engine was still on and then rest ... Oh, we must go back to the flow. Quickly take the paddle out and paddle back.
We continue our folding boat together. With this you can better rowing. Against wind and current, you have no chance of rowing in a boat. So we can buy on the market a little late but still.
Hanspeter will repair the engine in attack, which takes time and patience. The gear rack which is used to speed knocked out. He must construct zufeilen and glue a new adapter. Thanks to its ability to find creative solutions, he creates this interesting challenge. Brindisi has given us this is a mechanic ever repaired. Has only 2 ½ years and kept cost a lot! Now we hope that Hans Peter efforts bear fruit longer. Anyway, the engine has now shown after the repair and maintenance of the best. When testing our dinghy came for the first time on the plane. We are curious how long it holds. Anyway, we have to look for a replacement engine.
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Filipe Paraguaçu want to drive up with his ketch Mistralis to Santiago do Iguape and invites us on a day trip. There are no charts and we drive leisurely up the river, always the sonar in the eye. First, we pass the small village of São Francisco do Conde. An old monastery, built in baroque style, is adorned with impressive riverside. After a further 2 nm, we reach the village of Santiago do Iguape. Again, a magnificent church was built on the river bank.
In the idyllic village you will find the typical houses of Bahia with a village square, small shops, a restaurant where we ate fine, a school and bus connections to other major destinations. It is quiet here, little cars, the people are friendly, in many places the fishermen women small fish to dry on the flat baskets to the sun.
The anchorage is good, you could also spend a long time here!
On the way back the wind picks up and we rush with wind and current down the river.
The next day, unfortunately it means goodbye to Karen and Filipe. The two have continued sailing towards Recife. They are with charter guests in the regatta - Recife participate Ilha de Fernando de Noronha.
In the few days together we have both fallen in love. We have done a lot together and spent at Caipirinha with fine food and lively conversation for many hours.
Maragojipe is in the page flow from Paraguaçu, the Rio Guai. We want to take the dinghy up the river and are excited to see what we discover. Cards from here you can find any more.
Tide with einfliessender we make the dinghy from Mistralis and our dinghy engine to the exploration journey. The river is fringed with a large mangrove belt (bush trees whose roots can exist in salt water).
Besides our dinghy engine, everything is quiet and peaceful. As we discover in the distance a huge swarm of red ibises. Hans Peter immediately sets off the engine and we row closer to the beautiful birds that we see for the first time. We can paddle pretty up close, because all rise to a character, draw a large round over our heads and settle on the mangroves in the back rows. A beautiful sight! Read the full post »
Together with Karen Filipe and we want to Cachoeira. Hanspeter can rent a mountain bike by Karen Filipe and continues with the rolling distance of about 25 km. Finally had a real bike under the butt - Hans Peter enjoys it. Read the full post »