12 July Salvador

Trip Start Jun 22, 2013
Trip End Aug 27, 2013

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Friday, July 12, 2013

12 July Salvador

It was a grey start to the day, the rain had stopped about midnight, but by the look it promised to be a nice day, but it was still  a very wet tent I packed away, there was no point in trying to dry anything either during our stay here, it had rained constantly

Itacare is probably a very nice place when the sun is shining, but for us it was a grey, cold, wet, windy place, I was glad to leave, a lot of the activities we couldn't do because of the weather, but some went rafting,(I was up for some paragliding, but it’s too wet and windy for it) but I bet even that wasn’t as good as it would have been with the sun shining, it’s even been too wet for the mozzies to come out and have their dinner on our legs and ankles

I don’t know how far we will be travelling today, but we are off to Salvador and have 3 nights in a hostel

While I am on the subject of hostels, we have stayed in some pretty good hostels and Danny has really gone out of his way to find them, I have also found out that sometimes there are no rooms available for him and Collin, they have either slept outside or on the truck, neither have been the best place for a night’s sleep, they really have put their selves out and put us lot first (I don’t know about anyone else but it’s nice to see they have our comfort at heart and it is really appreciated) so different from my other trips where the leader and driver grab the rooms and leave everyone to get on with it

Collin has been a great driver, even on the roughest roads, there hasn’t been any bouncing about, he is really considerate of us lot in the back, I have had a seat all over it now and it has been a great ride, no matter where I have sat, but I am glad we have spare seats on here, it gives everyone a chance to spread out

Even when we have stopped anywhere for any length of time, Collin has been under the bonnet and Danny has been online sorting out 'stuff’ both are really going out of their way to make this a really good trip, they really do deserve a recommendation and I hope others travel with them in the future, they both great guys and are a credit to Oasis overland


It was an uneventful day driving, pretty boring really, even the scenery wasn’t much to look at so it was just a case of doping off really, intersped with a few breaks alongside the road

We did eventually get to the ferry to take us to Salvador, but even that was pretty straight forward, it must have been one of the quietest days on this trip so far

We arrived at the hostel, going by the sign on the door, it is the only one in Salvador, but sad to say we are in a dormitory, it’s pretty cramped, but it’s only for 3 nights, then we are on the move again

W went to a restaurant nearby, had a meal, to me it was pretty steep for a not very good chilli con carne, but still I ate most of it, it never even had a touch of taste or chilli in it

The owner has had a chat with us all, and we are off on a ‘walkabout’ in the afternoon, and as there isn’t much else I want to see here, so I may as well join everyone when it happens
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greekcypriot on

The campsite looks nice.... even if it is kind of wet.
You are all lucky to have Danny and Collin along on this trip. They are professionals. I wish that sunny days will come soon.

Anne on

well sorry to hear about the weather not letting down maybe it will change
Good to hear that your guilds are very good
photos nice

Jim on

I can only repeat greekcypriots comments- wet, but excellent, thoughtful pair running this trip.The few pictures you have shown, say a lot on this part of your journey.

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