I have to admit that our recent trip planning leaves a bit to be desired. The northern half of Brazil always seemed so far away that I thought I’d have time to figure it out later. Well, now it’s later.
So today’s destination was just ‘farther north’. Again, we had to drive inland all the way back to the BR-101 in order to move just a little bit farther north, then cut back to the coast again. We would move much faster if we weren’t keen on sticking to the coast, but I prefer the lombadas and slow going near the beach, compared to the trucks and smooth pavement on the 101.
We lucked out and found a sweet spot just south of Povoado Cana Brava right before sundown. Finding a spot on the beach – not 100 meters back – is important now. The ocean breeze cools things down and keeps the mosquitoes (and dengue) away. Still, it’s damn hot and humid weather for camping. We better get used to it.
We were all alone except for the ducks and chickens.