Ubatuba road trip down from Trindade...

Trip Start Mar 24, 2010
Trip End Ongoing

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Flag of Brazil  , State of Sao Paulo,
Monday, April 19, 2010

For a couple of days we hired a litte VW Gol (yep, Gol) and drove about 75km down to the town of Ubatuba. We had a walk around town, which was pretty uneventful and headed to the surfboard shapers to buy Steve a board. After visited three shops, Steve had a perfect condition 5┤8 under his arm, including a cover, and leash for about AU$250. We cruised straight to the famous, Itaiambuca beach and surfed some fun beachies with the local rippers. We then headed to a few of the other little beaches that Ubatuba is famous among the Brazilians for. We finshed off the day by driving up another super steep, skinny road to a little restaurant/bar, with not one other person in it, on the cliffs near Praia Amaria. We were then greeted with definitely one of the best veiws weve ever seen looking over the beaches below, with the sun setting into the mountains in the distance, check the photos, amazing!

We were still staying at the backpackers in Trindade, so the next day we had the car again and ruise back down to the beaches of Ubatuba. Steve surfed at Praia de Felix and we had lunch down on the Praia Grande (main beach, with heaps of resturants right on the sand). We the went driving down on the beach at Ubatuirium. Jenna had her very first go driving a manual left hand drive car, and we enjoyed another picture perfect sunset.

Seeing we were in the part of Brazil were Cachašia is mainly produced, we thought it would be wrong to not visit a good old fastashioned distillery. So the way home we turned downed a little dirt road and headed into the darkness until we found Cochica Cašihcaia Distillery. We were so happily greeted by a very old dark Brazilian man, who was the Cašhica maker. As we were the only ones there, i guess he thought he would take us on a tour of the still, fermentation tanks, ageing barrels and back into the bar. Our very interested, yet confused faces didnt seem to phase him one bit, as he passionatly explained the process to us in Portuguese. We didnt understand one word, but jeez was it was an impressive set up!

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