To Trinidade

The brakes are mostly fixed – it was a collapsed front brake hose as so many people pointed out over on Facebook. Apparently, they only last about 3.5 years.  Thanks for the tips.  Unfortunately, I could not get the proper hose right away, so I used a substitute part to keep things rolling. It’s a shorter hose, with the wrong fitting on one end. But, if I removed the steel brake line at the wheel, I could screw it directly into the brake caliper. We won’t go very far like this, but we can drive it a little while.

Up the road is Ubatuba. I had heard from talking to folks that this was paradise. Well, it’s a fairly large port city, so not exactly paradise. I think what they meant was that the area is paradise. I just like saying Ubatuba.

One thing I did find here was the ‘correct’ brake hose. I took my old one to a peças house and the guy went in the back and came back with a handful of brake hoses. We just sorted through them until we found two that matched pretty closely. Five bucks each, and I can finish my project.

This also seems to be the only place in the region with a sizable grocery store. Parking on isle 4.

We kept moving north and hit a few other beaches. Praia de Itamambuca had potential, but we wanted to get farther. Same with Praia Prumirim. We finally hit the jackpot and found a camp spot right on the beach at Praia de Fora in Trinidade.

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6 thoughts on “To Trinidade

  • January 15, 2013 at 7:56 AM

    How do you keep the sand out of your bus? I can’t even imagine…

  • January 15, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    It’s a losing battle. Same goes for insects and rain.

  • January 15, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    love that one of bode!! although it does remind me a lot of christopher atkins in the blue lagoon. OK, a younger christopher atkins. google it.

  • January 15, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    Nice fix, MacGyver! Also like that tool tray 🙂

  • January 16, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    Bode, esta paria que voce fotografou é a praia vermelha do meio em Ubatuba, certo.
    Você passou muito perto da minha cidade São Paulo.
    Em dezembro passei uma semana em Ubatuba. O lugar é maravilhoso. Se puder vá até a praia da Almada, você e sua família irão gostar muito. Vamos nos falando.



  • March 3, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Just assisting you that the name of that place is “Trindade”, not “TrinIdad”.

    “Trindade” is a rarely usede word in portuguese and means something like anything made by three things. It’s most comonly used to refer to god, jesus e saint spirit as a “Trindade”.

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