Up early, only to find it was raining. In fact it rained off and on today until about 3:00 P.M., when suddenly the skies cleared and the sun burst through. Hot! And my face is sunburned even though I wear a full face helmet.
I stopped for the night in San Jose do Rio Preto and checked into Brazil's version of an economy hotel. Today, I rode 355 miles, but it was tough, rain and at times very bad roads. And today I received an e-mail from someone telling me that the roads were going to get dramatically worse soon. At this rate, I will not get to Belem for several more days. Of course, I am not sure what I am going to do when I do arrive. I must find a river boat that will transport my BMW and me up the river to Manus but since I speak no Portuguese, I am not sure how I will accomplish that.
Tomorrow will fiind me once again heading north, hopefully as far as Porangatu, Brazil. That will find me north of Brazilia, a city that I am purposefully avoiding. A large city, without being able to ask directions--no thanks.