Hotel Porto Real
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Monday 1st December
The island has over 20 beautiful beaches one of which is called Lopez Mendes. Some sources say it is the 2nd nicest beach in the World, some say in comes in the top 10. In any case it is a must do for anybody visiting the island. It is however a little more difficult to reach. There are two options, the ‘lazy’ travellers settle for a boat to a nearby beach and a 15 minute trek to Lopez Mendez. ...
... me. But, the noise was actually coming from the sand as we ran; it squeaked! It reminded me of the sound snow makes sometimes except I've never experienced that on sand. We spent about 2 hours lying on the beach with Aisha, Dave, Martina as well as Silje and Egil (who also did the morning hike). We swam in the moderately warm water before taking a short hike (not as easy as described!) back to one of the beaches we had passed to catch a water ...
... but it was an armadillo. So random but so so cool. The black beach was nice, it had black sand but we couldn't be bothered swimming because the day was coming to an end and it was cooling down a bit.
We got back to town and went out for dinner before getting some more beer and having a few drinks and playing some cards. We went out again but it wasnt that good so it was an early ish ...
... us out couldn't speak a word of English, nor could the young lad with him and we all stepped on board feeling like we were on a comedy sketch. After a lot of hand motions, we enquired about the fishing rods - how could we all fish with one rod?! Thats when he pulled out some fishing wire wrapped about a beer can, apparently this was our fishing apparatus for the day! It was an absolutely scorching day and we set off in search of fish. After a fair bit ...
... the lines it looks more slavery linked, but it's not spoken about. Today the main uses of the island is for tourism and the police training. Therefore it's a nice safe environment, not that I have found Brazil unsafe to date... Some of the pictures show the ruins of what looks like a railway line, but there were many other ruins which were too dark to try take pictures of. Being kept on the island in those days looked very unpleasant with underground cellar ...