The Island Experience
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After less than 2.5 hours of sleep we took off to Ilha Grande early in the morning on the 18th. We took a 3-hour bus ride to the town of Angra and caught up with some sleep as the seats on the bus were very comfortable. Shortly after arriving in Angra, we got on a speed boat to Ilha Grande. Tired from the travel and lack of sleep, we didn't do much that evening. Had a walk around ...
Was the usual hassle with a late bus – put luggage on at the back, for which there is no designated area, by which time everyone else has jumped the queue, including locals just going for short hops. Had to all jump over piles of luggage with much of it on laps initially, but at least there was a camaraderie going, with everyone chatting and helping out each other – just as well as over ...
Waking up and seeing the rain outside was some what depressing... But we set of to Lopes Mendez beach. The walk was meant to be only 2hours but with many stops at the beautiful beaches along the way and the steep climb up and down the mountains on the island it was a little longer. We managed to stay dry and looking back I'm greatfull for the clouds as the walk acted like a sauna with sweat dripping off my face :( The final beach was incredible with someone comparing ...
... in very rough seas - we were a little scared to say the least! I think I even prayed at one point - but the boat driver knew what he was doing - and got us home safely! That night we celebrated with more BBQ and Caprinhas - cooked by the beach. The day we left was the hottest yet and I was sad to say goodbye to the lovely ...
... the night before we were all exhausted, unfortunately I was hit a little harder and felt absolutely awful!! I was sick through out the night but we had made a plan to trek and I couldn't miss out on paradise island! Marco our new Italian friend (who will help me out once I move to Venice!) had researched the island and we planned to trek to Lopez Mendes, this was a 2 hour trek through the forest with Lopez Mendes being the last beach. Unfortunately I only conquered the first hour of ...