Is this how Philly is feeling at the moment?[/caption]
Had breakfast with A & A as Jake and Andrea had already gone to work. A & A heading to the airport to catch a plane to Munich to pick up gunner (there Daisy) to drive to Bucharest hope the weathers not to bad for them and Philly is heading South destination at this stage unknown.
A & A heading back to Bucharest so yet another bye bye photo been a few hopefully there will be more :-)[/caption]
Just like to take this opportunity to thank Jake and Andrea for being the perfect hosts to a total stranger at such short notice I am not sure you know how much I appreciate such gestures and how nice it is to stay at folks houses after been on the road for so long and I very much enjoyed meeting you and getting to share your bit of Brazil for an evening so for that I thank you :-)
Daisy is looking cleaner which is a benefit of the rain however my sheepskin is still wet and my riding kit is still damp but this will dry on the way (Optimist). It was dull and overcast as I tried to find my way out of Sao Paulo back to the coast and before I knew it I was raining again so looks like another wet day in the saddle and it was. It rained then stopped then rained some more did not see much when it was raining it was probably a very pretty ride that I did but I was in the clouds or it was pissing down so I could not see much along the way. Had to be pretty focussed all day as roads where very greasy and treacherous when wet.
Daisy amongst the Bananas[/caption]
As I was heading down the coast wet damp not been able to see anything the thought was going through my head why am I doing this I should just call it quits and go home. I think I was a bit jealous of A & A who where on the plane heading home and just seen a glimpse of being at home at Jakes and Andreas and I was a bit road weary myself and it was going to be another month before I would be back in my little pad in Holland. So I was doing the calculation on how long I would need to get to Buenos Aires could I move my flight forward could Sandra get Daisy on a plane earlier so in other words I was wet miserable lonely and wanted to go home. But than the other side of the argument kicked in Phillip Dean Beckwith you jammy shit you are riding a wonderful motorcycle Daisy through Brazil you are going to ride down along the coast to and through Uruguay as well. You have the luxury currently of not having to work and the huge opportunity to experience stuff other folkís just dream about and you are out there doing it now. You will be bored shitless after being back for a week wishing you where here just like how you are wishing you are back at home at the moment so in short after wallowing and feeling sorry for myself gave myself a little pep talk and at that moment the sun should have come out birds starting singing nice music faded in but it did not happen it just kept on raining so I started the singing myself punched in Curitiba as my new destinations in my GPS as I am always happier when I have a target and itís a good sign when Philly is singing normally means he is happy. About that taking it easy it was 2pm and Curitiba was 280km wet riding away also happy at giving myself stupid hard stretch targets leaves me less time for wallowing and feeling sorry for myself as I needed to focus on the job on hand instead.
Pulled up at the place I had punched into my GPS 4 hours ago no feeling in my fingers as it was cold and I was soaked to the skin. Was not sure what the place I was heading for would be like but turned to be an Hostelling International place so not to expensive and a courtyard for Daisy and a simple one bed room for Philly and across the road a shopping mall with a huge food court so in short everything I need after another wet day in the saddle so settle in hung up all my wet kit went for some food and a wander then back to the hostel to update this and then to bed. Had a blanket first time in ages complete change in weather from hot and sweaty to cold and wet so all I need is to get rid of either the sweaty and or the cold part and I would be much happier but as I have no influence on this lets just roll with punches and see what tomorrow will bring :-)
Hopefully the sun will come out down the road and I will get to see what is hidden behind the veil of clouds and rain heres hoping :-)[/caption]