Coconuts for Goal Posts

Trip Start Jun 16, 2007
Trip End Nov 13, 2007

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Thursday 25th October - Saturday 28th October

We arrived on the island to the tiny town of Morro de Sao Paula after a rather rough ferry crossing and had to fight our way through a scrum of touts and men with wheel barrows claiming to be taxis and offering us rooms to stay in Possadas (guesthouses). We managed to escape them and headed through the sand streets (no cars, bikes etc on the island, just wheelbarrows and donkeys!) to chose our own possada.   
01 Morro de Sao Paulo Fort02 Arriving at Morro...09 Morro beach 310 Busy roads....Morro taxis....Morro town centre...

We were delighted to find the beaches were amazing and the possadas all seemed lovely.    We chose a possada on a quieter beach and for 60 reals (about 15 quid) we got a room with a sea veiw (just about) and a hammock on the balcony.  It also had a fridge which we promptly filled with beer! We later discovered this had to be turned off at night as it sounded like a Boeing 747!  The mosy net was  also less than effective as we awoke with a mosy stuck inside our net with a full belly! It was immediately destroyed but our bites are still itching!
06 Our possada07 The chosen possada...08 Beach 303 Nice shorts....
Morro de Sao Paula had 4 different beaches, simply named Beach 1, Beach 2, etc etc.  All the beaches had different atmospheres, with beach 2 being the ´party´beach and beach 4 the most remote.  

We spent a fabulous few sand and sun filled days on the various beaches, watching the kids playing football using coconuts for goal posts, sampling the local restaraunts and wandering around the town.  At night the beach was lined by ´cocktail´stalls where you simply chose your spirit and fresh fruits and your cocktail was made for you! Fantastic time!
04 Delicious food.....05 Cocktails....
We then heard of another island  called Boipeba just a short boat trip away where it was much quieter and less developed.  We couldn´t belieive it could get better than this but decided to give it a try.  Most people seemed to visit Boipeba as a day trip but we decided to stay for a couple of nights.....
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