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Curitiba to Blumenau, Wednesday, 20 March 2013, Day 260

Blumenau in the Rain

Todays destination is a Germanic town of Blumenau that Jake had told me about all I know is that there is a huge beer festival every year biggest in the world after Munich and allegedly lots of pretty girls. Not to far so no hurry to leave weather dull and overcast as I leave Curitiba it sort of try’s to rain all day but not enough to put my waterproofs on but damp and greasy in places.

I am heading for a Posada I had the address of and just as I find the place after riding around in ever decreasing circles its starts to rain. I checked in and I was debating on how long to stay as I had no idea what there was to do in this place. There was a mini beer festival, which was starting today which is the universe way of taking the piss out of Philly as he had decided to stay dry till he gets home 😦  lady at the hostel is not sure she has space for tomorrow night so I book in for one night and go for a wander and it is really pissing down. I walk around in the rain for a couple of hours and I am piss wet through I am sure this may be a nice town but in this weather not that attractive a nice modern cathedral and German looking buildings dotted all over the place. I get in to ruck about 50 cents on a bill for a pasty and a coke I had so I am still in a looking for a ruck kind of mood or maybe I was just soaked and tired and sick of getting screwed even if its only for 50 cents so what has happened to the relaxed chilled out Philly it looks like he still hiding I need to drag him out or its not going to be a very nice couple of weeks. I headed back to the Posada soaked to the skin by now and I was going to take a look at the beer festival but it was to far to walk in this weather and the temptation to fall of the wagon and go on a serious bender was there and I am not sure that is the wisest move at this moment 🙂

I spent the evening trying to get my kit dry and reading I have started a new book as part of the lets get Phill to slow down and relax campaign John Grisham novel so not so taxing and easy reading.

Blumenau to Barra da Lagoa, Thursday, 21 March 2013, Day 261

What a difference a day makes!

Weather forecast is rain but when I wake up the sun has come out. What a difference a day makes I had a gorgeous day on the bike if they are all going to be like this then Philly may just stay a bit longer 🙂 (Talk about mood swings!)

I had breakfast on the balcony packed Daisy one of my panniers is leaking chronically I am not surprised as there a huge hole where I have bumped them against the scenery on one to many occasion. This is the pannier with my bike stuff in so it is not accessed that often but I had a look today and as it been wet and damp for a while so a pair of gloves had gone mouldy as well as my hiking boots which I have carried for the whole trip and I have never worn! So at my next stop I need to have a look at this and do some cleaning and repairs.

Breakfast Views Nice!

Brigite lady from the hostel wants a photo for her Facebook page she is a funny old bird goes from being the nicest person and great hostess one minute to complete unpleasant and surely person in the next minute I thought I had mood swings well this lady has them to the difference is she is in the hospitality business and I am not this is one of the reason why I do not fancy staying here another night.

Moody and Moody and Daisy!

Heading to Florianopolis and the beaches there but I am doing a loop inland rather than going straight there which turned out to be an inspired call as it was a wonderful run through the countryside it did not rain all day and the sun was shining. GPS was still playing up and it got me down some dirt tracks but the scenery was gorgeous and it was only for some short bits as I had not really planned this part and that I was worried that maybe it would all be dirt but the roads where good with sweeping bend after long sweeping bend all day long and the surface not that bad either making for good riding conditions.


Hit Florianopolis at about 5pm I could have kept going as I was enjoying myself so much and I have found a nice and empty HI Hostel in Barra da Lagoa where I will be for the next couple of days to work on Phillys relaxing and slowing down skills

Philly’s gone Surfing! Back in a couple of Days 🙂