The next day was cooler, but not raining and we headed to the Mirante of the Rastro. Here you can see all the stickers from Brazilian moto clubs.
Riding down we stopped for a photo op and got to see the pig truck make a 3 -point turn at the corner. You can see where the trucks have scraped the barrier on the way down.
We had a 34 km ride down hill to Lauro Muller where we stopped for a wash up, and then we headed off road after 15 km more at Orleans. Then we took the 390 off road for 45 km to hit the 101 and head north 30 km to Laguna.
On the way to Laguna and about 10 km from the town we had a white car wave at us and take some pictures. This happens all the time, but today they stopped beside us at a light and handed us stickers from their Laguna Moto Club.
Carlos then asked if we needed anything. Dan said we were looking for a hotel and he said follow us. They drove us thru the historic district to a hotel just off the beach. He knew the owners spoke English. Carlos and Paula were so awesome they sent us the pictures and all their contact info incase we needed help. Carlos also posted a ton of stuff about us on the Brazilian motorcycle web site he writes for!
We went for a drive along the waterfront where the surf must really come up as there is sand on the roadway at least 500 m from the sea.
We drove out the spit.
The big reason I had wanted to come here was that a few years ago on TV I saw a documentary that included a piece on Laguna and how the dolphins here help the local fisherman to catch fish. They herd the fish towards them and then jump up to signal the men to throw their nets.
We then drove around the old historic part of town and up to the Mirante of Gloria to get a panoramic view of the city.
Dan has found a new favorite in the Crepe Suiza. This is a crepe on a stick. The center has meat and cheese and the sides have cheese or chocolate.
I’m a fan of the Caipiroska stand.
Now THIS is a trike!