We decided to keep heading up into the hills. We keep hearing that it’s cooler inland, but we’ve yet to experience it. It’s been so hot up here that we can’t imagine what it must be like back on the coast.
A few hours up the road was the small mountain town of Lavras Novas. It’s small, so there’s not much here, but it’s an interesting drive. Something about it reminded us of Colombia.
After a quick stroll through town, we headed out to a repressa where we could camp for free. Angela was not too impressed with the route I chose. It was only 4 kilometers and labeled as a 4×4 trail, but we made it. If it was 5k, we wouldn’t have. Maybe she would have enjoyed the ride a bit more if we could figure out a good fix for her seat springs.
It was peaceful at the lake. At night we finally got some cooler weather, but it was still warm enough for a late-night swim.
After so much time in cities recently, it’s nice to be feeling small against a big sky.