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... br> Happily, after an initial attempt to bodysurf & wash off all the sweat of the boat ride/walk, headed off down the beach for my own little patch of paradise near the rocks – got a shady one inclined to provide a backrest – luxury and the water here was calm enough (once through the waves) to swim and beautifully clear & green.
Headed back for a much needed quick dip and beer before the boat back out – had more of the same, plus a/c, once I ...
... and there were no other people around. After about a 1 hour struggle we decided to head back as we suspected we may have got lost. On the way down we meet a local boy leisurely scrolling up the hill wondering why we are sweating so much. On top of that he was of
course wearing flip flops and told us we should have worn them as well! :) Anyway it was a good decision after all as the temperature really was very high and one of us would pass out sooner or ...
... that we snorkelled in. Then we travelled to
another bay called the Green Lagoon where again we snorkelled although there
wasn’t as many fish here but there was some brightly coloured corals. Our next
stop was Lover’s Beach which was a tiny beach and then travelled a short
distance for the lunch stop at a restaurant right on the water. Our final stop
was a nice beach where we saw a family of howler monkeys in the tree at the
... slowly along, although the views were unbelievable - misty haze covered mountains and still green water, we were all wondering if we were ever going to have a go at fishing at all. Luckily we had brought a load of beers on board to keep us busy which were getting drunk at a steady pace. Eventually the driver shouts quick for someone to take over his makeshift fishing rod so Kate made her way down quickly and with the bloke shouting in her ear in Portuguese to wind ...
... and afternoon snoozes.
And a few observations so far:
- Doing anything in the Brazilian sunshine is knackering.
- You need good shoes to travel.
- Portuguese is a really hard language.
- Not many people in Rio and Ilha Grande speak English.
- Mosquitoes and insects are everywhere.
Traveller tip of the day: Caipirinha is a great hangover ...