Sabbatical Update: Week 1

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2021-06-17 13:30:03

Summary: (4 June 2021 to 11 June 2021) Exploring Jericoacoara, updating my website, reading Trickster Makes This World, finding a useful habit tracking app.

On 3 June 2021 (the day before the official start of my sabbatical) I traveled with my partner and her family to a tropical paradise in Brazil called Jericoacoara. It's very famous within Brazil but doesn't seem that well known outside of Brazil (I had never heard of it, at least). So on 4 June 2021 (the official start date) I woke up settled into this new, beautiful environment. I really like how we timed that.

To get to Jeri you need to travel along the beach and through sand dunes. One thing I didn't know about driving through sand is that it helps to deflate your tires so you don't sink into the sand. I believe we dropped the pressure to 15 PSI.

The whole "village" is covered in sand. There are no concrete roads. The only vehicles you see are ATVs, dune buggies, and 4WD trucks. I put "village" in quotes because although that's what they call it, the reality is Jeri is a big tourist spot with probably 10-20K people (including the locals).

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