Thanks guys, this is helpful.
Could you tell me how frequently South fronts occur, and how strong the winds tend to be? Also, is the surf along this coast always big or are there times when the sea is calm during this time of year?
We travel in a very small boat with only 1 foot draft
and prefer to stop every night. We have seen a few rivers on the map which may be entered if the swells are low. One friend has recommended we enter the Laguna dos Patos, then transport back to the sea at the northern end. For the shortest transport we would also want to launch right away from a beach, but if there is always significant surf this would be impossible.
We got here by river, but we hate to go back that way without seeing some of the coast. Having traveled the Caribbean
coast of Colombia
with similar obstacles we think we could do this, but the question is whether it would be so unpleasant as to nullify the pleasure of seeing the Brasilian coast!
Add to the mix the fact that I am 6 months pregnant and may need to just hop on a bus at some point when the sailing becomes too difficult. Is it easy to find crew who might want to help my husband out on some of the longer passages?