This third and final stint along the coast will last for 7 weeks and take me all the way to Belem in the far north!
Now that I’ve passed the halfway point my outlook has changed – you know when you book a two week holiday and spend what seems like ages looking forward to it, then during the first week everything’s new and exciting, but when you get into the second week suddenly you can’t help but think about having to go home soon and so it becomes a race against time to do x,y,z and eek out every good experience from your time away before it’s too late? Well I’ve started thinking about reaching Manaus, and then the World Cup, and then – gulp – going back to London to find a new job! Proof: I spent most of my ‘spare’ day in Salvador completing an application form, and it frazzled my brain having to switch back into a corporate mindset, even just for a few hours!
Enough of that, I’ve only got 7 weeks left to eek out every good experience from my #SambaCycle… and for the first 4 of those weeks my bike will be called Legover as it’s time for the penultimate name change (as per the raffle draw). I enjoyed riding Brenda, but the new innuendo starts here.
Before that, a quick review of the last couple of days. The 80km cycle from Salvador to Praia do Forte was smooth and flat so was easy and fast. Being the start of the Easter weekend this place was rammed, but I got a dorm bed at the HI Hostel, tho struggled to find a non-full restaurant that evening as the main strip was buzzing (too touristy for my liking though).
Yesterday was a hilly 110km to Sitio De Conde, a much simpler but in my opinion much nicer little beach town.
And that’s me done with Bahia, it’s been a long journey across the state from a sand road in the west to a sandy beach in the north east, but now I’m gonna get my Legover and continue north into Sergipe.