Estrela Da Ilha
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... and a wonderful jungle trail. Beach was a fine white sand that squeaked as you walked on it. 26000 steps that day and felt them all by the end of the hike home.
That night our tour leader, Pablo gave us a demo on making Caiprinha, Brazils national cocktail made from sugar cane rum - a knockout, but a great night as everyone had the chance to try to make it.
Next day was to be a shorter walk in the national park to ...
... the island. Our hostel was a 5 minute walk from the pier which was a god send considering we were very hung over. To try to clear our heads we took a stroll around the cute little town and headed on one of their many walking trails. The loop was 2k, walking in the forest, passing a couple of beaches, some ruins, a viaduct and a natural pool. That evening we enjoyed some local fish stew and headed to bed to get rid of the hangover!
We were in luck! ...
... to take the long hike to the waterfall which was a pretty hard slog and took a lot longer than expected. Another cold shower followed and then fortunately most of the way back was downhill. When we got back we went with the group to watch a Capoeira training. This is the traditional Brazilian dance/ martial arts developed from the African slaves. It was very different where the moves looked very choreographed. They ...
... hour hike across the island to Lopes Mendez which is the islands most famous beach. I wanted to turn back within about 5 minutes (obviously) but pressed on. When we finally made it it was really worth it, especially when I fell down a hole between some rocks which Mike has caught on camera. There's no swimming there as the currents are too strong, but we did enjoy watching two people attempt to body board ...
Today was always going to be planned as we went along - it would always depend on the weather!!!!! Blanca had several plans, but it wasn't until we saw her after breakfast that it was decided what we could do. But talking of breakfast - it was lovely today! We started with fresh, warm bread, which I ate with some cheese, then it was the fresh fruit - today pineapple, melon and delicious mango! Even better was the ...