Retrieve Gems 2007
The adventure starts over after landing.
Lush green fields due to the February rains. Not a bad idea to land on a high spot.
Tree of Life.
I had a small creek crossing.
And met some fishermen casting nets.
Good group of guys.
Powerlines are a major concern when choosing your LZ.
Beautiful spot to land, but I wish I could have connected with that cloud street.
My pit crew. Notice Felipe who is the 2nd from the right.
Almost always greeted by a couple of out of breath teenage boys wanting to earn a couple Reals for packing up your wing.
Felipe again, in the middle.
Having them carry the bag freed up the photographer.
Not a far flight, but a memorable one.
Felipe again on the back of the bike.
Waiting for the bus, eventually you will see everything.
Vagner gave me a lift after my longest flight. The sun was setting and I was in the boonies. He took me back to the main road.
Abel had dropped me off at launch. I flew for an hour and a half and when I was all packed up, there he was - unbelievable luck!
The Rio Doce bus station about 50 km from launch.
This father and son picked me up while hitchhiking and then gave me a tour of their family's spaghetti factory.