Flowfold in Brazil

November 15, 2010

The last ten days of my life have been dominated by sun, wind, great food and drinks, and even more sun! I went to Brazil with some friends for 10 days of non-stop wind powered excitement, and that's exactly what we got. We stayed in a small town called Taiba, about an hour north of Fortaleza. The town is surrounded by massive wind turbines whose white blades contrast the bluebird sky. The house we rented was right on the beach and super comfortable. One cool thing that I noticed about the place was that the well water was pumped by a windmill. This meant that pretty much everything we did aside from buggy driving, was powered by wind. From the moment we landed to the moment we left, the wind never stopped. Most days (scratch that - every day) went as follows: drag your tired and sore body out of bed around 8, look at the wind for a few minutes and contemplate how it's still blowing so hard, have a fresh fruit breakfast, kite for 3 hrs, have lunch, siesta in a hammock, kite again, dinner with plenty of Cerveja and Capirnhas, hit the pillow like a ton of bricks. We did most of our riding in Taiba at the lagoon or in the ocean in front of our house. One day we went by buggy down the coast to the world famous Cauipe lagoon. The lagoon was a flat water paradise in all respects except for the crowd. Never the less it was awesome riding and nice to see the spot that has been in so many videos.

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