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We had been told when we booked the tickets that we would arrive in the morning of the third day but once on the boat we were told it would be the night before. So we found ourselves at the docks at 11pm at night with nowhere to stay and a festival going on in town. Eek! Luckily a friendly local taxi driver drove us to hotels until we found one with a room.
Bob had found a pousada outside the main town with a white sandy riverside beach a stones throw from its veranda, so next day we headed there
So we spent 2 days not being able to leave our room (Bob says I'm not allowed to be graphic with my explanation) whilst Maria brought us fresh coconuts to drink out of, gluten free corn bread to eat and endless supplies of bottled water. At the end of the first day she even phoned a pharmacy for advice and then sent Ronaldo off to drive the 30km to the pharmacy to buy us the recommended antibiotics. What would we have done without them.
By our third day there we were getting much better but had to leave to catch our flight to Salvador! So we didn't really get to appreciate Ponto de Pedras but boy are we pleased we stayed with Maria and Ronaldo!