16 July Lencois

Trip Start Jun 22, 2013
Trip End Aug 27, 2013

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

16 July Lencois

My last night in Salvador was fine, never really did much, just went for a meal and a drink, but I did take a walk down the road where everyone seemed to get mugged (I was with Mario) just on the off chance I could see the guy that had me and maybe they were going try it on someone else, but there was little chance of that now, they had put a cop on the street corner (but he had his earphones in and seemed to be either on the phone or listening to music) I only wanted a few moments with him, just for a little payback, but it never happened

I was up early and all packed ready to go, went down and went to the truck, stashed my kit, then came back and went off to breakfast, there were a couple of guys in the street, they looked wrecked, just lying there in the dirt, I left them to get on with their lot

We packed up and left Salvador, I think most people were glad to leave, but even the day we left I met another girl who had been mugged, she was trying to find the police station at 6:30 am, I had to tell her she was stuck until 9:00 am when they opened

This town really has to get its act together for the World cup, after people post reviews anywhere about their experience here, it will kill their tourist trade, and this place needs them, it don't need muggers or bad publicity, they don’t have enough police to put them on every street corner in this place

I think there are more than a few that won’t return here, I know it’s off my list of places to revisit, as interesting as the place is, there are just too many no go areas

Anyway, the weather was nice when we left, but pretty soon the heavens opened up and it really threw it down, we stopped to buy some food for the cook group and the streets were badly flooded in a few minutes, getting back to the truck was going to be a wet walk, I started off, but some wouldn’t walk in it and Danny went back to get brollies from the truck for them (I can’t say I blame them, I got soaked

After everything was packed away and people dried off we set off for our next stop, Lencois

It was a full days driving and just as boring as other long days, and some slept, some read books, others just stared out of the window watching the greenery pass by, there wasn’t much to see really with the rain streaming down for most of the day, but there was the usual 'pee’ stops and time to stretch our legs and get rid of the ‘numb bum’


Well we arrived at Lencois, seems a very small place, Collin had quite a job getting through the narrow streets to our camp site, but he did his usual marvellous job of navigating them

It was a case of put up tents and prepare food, all as soon as possible

We then had a meeting about the activities that could be done here, horse riding, treks, tours, caving

I quite fancied the caving, but that seems nothing like any caving I have heard of, no crawling about, no small tunnels, just a 3 hour drive to a cave and a 3 hour trip back, not quite what I hoped for, there isn’t any paragliding, but they seemed to push the treks and walks up mountains (I thought that is why they made Land Rovers?)

Everyone was up for that, but I passed (especially as there was a waiver form to fill out, why, it’s a walk, that shouldn’t be any danger in that, I read the waiver, it wipes out any claims you might have to make) Peggy and John werent happy, so they passed as well)

So that just leaves a walk and wander round the town, they are going to be gone for 8 hours or more (which to me is quite some trek or walk)

Well we are here for three nights, so unless there is something really spectacular here, this will be the only entry, but I might add a few more photos after I have been round the town and found out about the place
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anne on

Well there is alot off rain there
Is that a frog it sure is a ugly one
Enjoy the time with out the girls

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