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... was nice to once again feel the saltiness of sea water.
Upon arrival back on land, to much delight, was the return of the yellow truck. There was a challenge of beer (and other beverages) pong, orange truck vs yellow, and Oz vs the world. We were defeated in both occurances, but who weeps for that; the purpose of beer pong is hardly to win. Soon the raindrops started falling, and what better idea then, than to get in the ocean waves?
The next morning was ...
... The walk was advised as 2.5 hours, however no one warned us of the terrain. Typical us headed for this trek in our havi's, about 20 mins in we realized what a mistake it was not to wear trainers like everyone else walking by... It was rocky and wet slushy mud most of the way up and down hill, we were slipping all over the place in this woodland - absolute muppets. Anyway it was worth ...
... and help stop costal erosion. As the tide was high the yellow and red crabs native to the area move up the branches to avoid the high tide. We saw one going along a branch just over our heads! Half way through the tour we stopped on a secluded beach on a small island. It was really beautiful and looked just like paradise. We swam in the sea and had some snacks including some of the tastiest bananas we have ever eaten and chocolate biscuits. The rain held off, and the sun even ...
... heat and our bad navigation of the map. Having found it, we booked the 11am tour (4 stops, 5 hours) for $40R which included snorkelling gear!! Cheap as! After making our booking, we walked to the bus stop and bought our tickets the next day to Rio for $58R. Then we headed to the pier. What I forgot to say was that manure smell was likely to be due to the horses. Horses stayed in a paddock near out hostel and you could see them carting people around the ...
... More on that later... The truck is larger than the African Intrepid truck and the set up is as impressive. Maybe a bit more so because there are roof seats. This type of travel is called an Overland Tour, meaning it's an across continent adventure. Due to the size of the continent and vast distances that need to be covered, we will always have two truck drivers. Hannah and Sam, for this leg only, are also responsible for the organisational duties as well as driving.