Pousada Aguas de Paratii
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... the pavement (or centuries old cobblestones) of the old historic centre. Still packed with people it was people watching heaven.
Day three I took a boat tour around some of the nearby islands. I was so lucky with the weather. The sun was shining and I sort of went swimming. The truth of it is that I spectacularly fell back into the water fully clothed when trying to get into the tender boat after being on the beach. It was pretty funny ...
... and the menacing skies weren't helping. Saying that, it was quite atmospheric sitting under a beach brolly with thunder and lighting crashing around us, beers in hand, reading our books. On a sunny day, we could imagine that it would have been beautiful. Kate enjoyed a frozen 'Acai' with granola and bananas at lunch, hoping that the superfood option was healthy despite it's remarkable resemblance to ice cream... A traditional 'moqueca' (fish stew with bananas) in a ...
To summarize: I dove.
Fun factoid: It is well-known, to those who know it well, that in the Tupi (the local indigenous people) language 'Paraty' means 'river of fish'. As the word is also identical to the old-timey Portuguese word 'paraty', meaning 'pirate', many a hardened pirate captain not fluent in Tupi thought that to mean that the town and it's bay was a free-for-all pirate stronghold, thus explaining its importance in pirate history.
... am approached by a tour guide. I have nothing planned so decide to take the boat tour that he's offering, which consists of visiting a few beaches, the famous blue lagoon, a barbecue lunch and kayaking.
As I wait to board beside the boat, three girls walk towards me and introduce themselves. Bronia, Lucy and Abby are all from London and are also coming on the boat tour. With the boat now full we head towards our first beach stop. The sun still hasn't quite broken ...
... re probably going to be super bad. Oh lawd. We then got back on the boat, and ate our squid rings and fried chicken on the deck as we dried off and drank our caipirinhas! The next stop was a lunch break but no one got in the water. Having dried off and now starting to burn, I headed off downstairs to sit in the lower sheltered deck. At the next stop Rach and I jumped of the boat and go pro-ed. We then tried, jumping off with all three of us but Rach slipped ...