Ilha do Papagaio
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... as I could
handle. No men in lederhosen to keep me amused unfortunately though one couple
clad in traditional costume were belting out German songs.
Torrential downpours kept me confined to barracks for most
of the rest of the day, tried to dry out all my rain and sweat stuff with the
fan on max!
... br> a real bottleneck but made it with 15 mins to spare. My connecting bus was a
few mins late arriving but then the staff took a 20 min break with no concern
for the schedule, the passengers or the connections they would miss – i.e. my
12.15 bus from Itapema. It, surprisingly, had not been late and was gone so had
to wait for the (late, of course) 1pm bus. Some 2.5 hours later eventually ...
... the prices people are paying for food, drink & hotels, this is an affluent area of the country – only a few people living rough below the overpasses and very few beggars! In fact, many properties here appear to be holiday homes complete with all the toys – speedboats, jetskis, paddleboards, etc. Those and all the helicopters mean the unfortunates who came for peace & quiet are sorely disappointed.
Both today ...
The forecast was better for morning, just cloudy supposedly, but it was quickly proved wrong as it drizzled constantly for several hours. Had finally got ride to Mariscal Beach with a lesbian couple who took pity – later bumped into them on the beach and they suggested I rent a bike in future but too many hills and times I want to take footpaths/walk the beach.
From Mariscal, a built-up surf beach (but ...
... br> Finally let up enough to let me take a stroll to Sepultura Beach and the headland beyond where 2 big rocks supposedly served as navigational markers to early inhabitants.
No sunset but Bombinhas lived up to it’s name as people set off firecrackers to celebrate Xmas, though it is apparently the noise of walking through the fine sand it was named after.
Chilled on the balcony with a chachaca or 2 (only £2 a bottle - cheaper than wine & ...