Lençois, Bahia, to Recife, Brazil
7 - 10 April 2006
Full circle round South America completed!
Lençois airport is not managed by Infraero, and the landing/parking fee
bill was ready when we arrived at 8:15 am. Flight plan and fees were
done in less than 5 minutes, and we were in the air by 9 a.m. so we
avoided most of the afternoon CBs. We only had to make a few detours to
avoid the build-ups during the last hour before landing in the charming
Encanta Moça aerodrome in Recife (IFR 3:42 hrs). We had finally
completed the full loop around South America!
8 April. Spent most of the morning sorting the luggage (we need to airfreight at least 40 kilograms to Switzerland), finishing the maintenance and reinstalling the 35 US gallon tank on the rear seat for our return journey over the North Atlantic. Lena had looked after the tank for us since we first arrived in Recife in November.
9 April. Went with Lena to Maria Farinha north of Olinda where we had lunch. Delicious Japanese dinner in Recife in the evening. Lots of hooting cars, singing and screaming Brazilians around all night as there had been a football match that evening.
10 April. Packing the excess luggage up for shipment: 44 kg of camping gear and clothes for colder climates were packed up in two boxes and paperwork made ready for shipment. Lena kindly offered to ship the boxes on our return to Geneva so we’d be there to receive them. Farewell dinner with Gina and Lena in a nice restaurant by the beach in Olinda.
Lena Machado, Aeroclube de Pernambuco
Dinner with Lena at our favourite restaurant, the Oficina do Sabor in Olinda
With Lena at Maria Farinha, north of Recife.
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