I’ve got to admit that keeping these journals up to date is a chore. And thank all of you who continue to send me e-mail prodding me to just skip the past and focus on the now. Good idea. But I just can’t. There are so many stories, pictures and experiences to share. It’s daunting. And each day that lapses there are new experiences and, as such, I get further behind. It’s not quite logrithmic, but it’s tough.
So I’ve made a commitment. I’m going to post a rash of photos and “rough notes” from my journey through Uruguay, through the southern Brazillian states, to Iguazu Falls, Sao Paulo, the coast south of Rio and to Rio de Janiero, where I am now.
Many of you have suggeste this approach. But I’ve been hesitant. Yet I don’t want to fall further behind. So my typical prose and insights might be lacking in those stories from Punta del Este to Rio. And while I would like to write shorter, it actually takes more time, effort and thinking to write shorter pieces than it does for the longer pieces I post here. I prefer to save the editing and cleaning up for the book — which all of you will buy, right? Maybe the three month gap might have bits, like all the places I’ve ridden, that don’t make it to the blog. You’ll need to wait for the final version!
So the writing, photo editing (choosing the best of the crop) and detail will be compromised, but still interesting. So again thank you for your notes and genuine concerns as to where I am now. I’m here. And I’m going to be current by next week. T