On the move to Camocim

Trip Start Jan 19, 2006
Trip End Jan 19, 2007

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Saturday, August 5, 2006

Get up early to get bus to our next destination instead of going to Rodovaria we got to nearby town square to get a cheaper minibus but it doesnt leave until 11am.

Dave and I go for a wander around town to see the market and the river to at least pretend we have seen some of the delta which we keep being reminded by people that we should go and see. See no other tourists at all here.

Get minibus and a seat. Dave is still delighting in the fact that we have asphalt roads now and is hoping that we get the feeling back in our bums soon!

Obviously the minibus has to do a grand tour of every street in the town first to pick everyone up instead of them coming to the square where the bus leaves. We eventually move on and spend an hour or so in the bus going on our way until we get Chaval the next quite big fishing village which has huge boulders coming out of the ground intermittently. We obviously need to change minibuses here and proceed to go around the houses to get the next set of passengers.

Eventually arrive in Camocim at 15.00 which is the fishing village where we need to get a 4 x 4 onto Jericoacoara. Establish that we have just missed todays boat and jeep to get there!!

We all go to find the pousada where Cassio knows the owner and check in. Dave and I decide to go for a wander to establish how to get to Jeri as quickly as possible tomorrow and have a look around this town which has a lovely riverside with views of the dunes on the other side and multi coloured fishing boats dotted along the banks.

We all meet up later and are told that we are going to his friends house now to meet them all. Get a taxi a bit out of town to meet the huge family friends of his who are all very nice and fortunately speak French since two of the family are married to Swiss men (which is a bit odd really!). Have a nice evening with them and watch a local band practicing in the room next to their house who are very good but loud (getting old). ARe told there is a big party here on Saturday night and invited to stay and see the beach etc with them too. We decide to stay here for a couple of days to do this and experience the local culture. They are all very excited that we are staying!

Today we had breakfast at the family´s house and then spent the day chilling there and learning how to Samba plus watch the numerous kids dance, play games etc and chilled out in hammocks.

Cassio has now offered for us to stay in his house in Fortaleza and drive us down the coast as far as Salvador. I am not used to such hospitality so am a bit dubious but they are all very kind and friendly to us so that is our plan so far. Will leave here Sunday hopefully with a buggy to Jeri!
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