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... covered with moorings that were
hard to avoid and most of the coral completely dead, which is what idiot’s
standing on it will do and nothing notable fish-wise either, but was at least
good exercise. Left my stuff with a little old lady saying I’d be ½ an hour and
when I got back she had gone but luckily my stuff was still there.
... tips and slagged off the Brazilians
- this meant the tide was already coming in by the time I got to the barrier
reef, but was clear it was nothing special from just wading and that low tide
would be too low to access much anyway, so just a swim in the river and enjoyed
... dull, except the
music blasting from the sound system – even though the stops were bad, was
tempted to get off just to escape the racket. The 3 hours on the beach, even
the rain, were a relief. No point getting off on the sandbar – it was full with an ice cream vendor – there is no escape from them!
Was a nice quiet bus ...
... happy not to be staying there as very touristy but did find some decent beer at
least and bussed back.
Went south along the beach to the river to do the
objectionable activity of taking a jangada up the mangroves, being poled along,
so the boatman could manhandle seahorses to the waiting punters, put in a glass
jar for display. Understandably they didn’t look comfortable with the whole
experience and the little sky blue sea cucumber was squirting ink too.
A further 2 hours later arrived in Porto Galinhas and eventually found a busstop (unmarked, of course) to Maracaipe. It was gone 3pm by the time I got there, just 60km (5 hours!!!!) from Recife and then the people on the bus had no clue were my hotel was – the village is tiny so didn't believe it! Then the place wanted to charge 60r more than online. This turned out to be the case at ...
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