Trying To Make Vitória – No Dice.

I got a late start this morning and thought I would be in Vitoria, the capital city of Espirito Santo. But as I rode by a police station on the busy BR-101, a police officer convinced me to forgo riding into the dark and advised me of a simple but good hotel in the town of Cachoeiro do Itapermirim. He invited me into the station, which is a glass booth that sits above the road offering a view down on the vehicular traffic forced t slow due to a series of cones requiring motorists to slow down and navigate the tiny S-slalom. Sitting on the counter was a flat-screen for a computer. He proceeded to open up Google Earth and show me the road, the buildings and zoomed in on the hotel where he suggested I stay. How’s that for a use of technology on the side of the road.

The hotel was simple. I parked in the garage and never left, having a simple meal and laboring over the excruciatingly slow internet connection. Oh well. Tomorrow I’ll be back on the beach in Itaúnas, at the north eastern most point of this state.

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Secure parking for my motorcycle made my stay in this non-descript Brazilian town just fine.

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New uses for Google Earth by the Rodoviária Policia na Brasil.

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Heading north to Itaúnas I pass through many small fishing villages along the coast. Weather isn’t great. But the rain holds off.

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