Heaven on Earth: Jericoacoara
Trip Start May 10, 2009
48Trip End Nov 02, 2009
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We wandered around the town a bit and found a nice restaurant for dinner - FRESH prawns fished that day pasta - YUM! Washed down with what will be the first of many Caipirinha's (Rum, sugar, lime and ice) Our conversation covered the topic: how can we live here instead of London...own a posada? own a bar? open and per kilo ice cream shop? :) Satisfied but exhausted we retired to our air conditioned quarters for an early night.
9am our little buggy rocks up with 2 co passengers (a +- duck age Brazilian couple) already in tow and rattling off merrily in Portuguese to us. We are miraculously able to understand about 50% of it *impressed with ourselves = noddy badge*. Also they had obviously had previous experience in charades. Joining a string of other buggy's we zoom off over the dunes and stop in at various locations along the way: swimming in fresh lagoons which are formed from rain water in the hollows of the dunes; creeks with adorable sea horses and massive crabs; beautiful mangrove swamps; steep dunes for sand boarding; crossing rivers on rafts buggy and all; Tatajuba: a town that had to move when it was taken over by a sand dune moving over it, until we get to the final destination, the cherry on top! I'll try in words to describe it but the pictures will do a better job. Its a restaurant but its IN the water...tables and chairs and my favourite, hammocks! Life does not get better than this for me. Oh actually it does (obviously food is involved), lunch was prawns and crayfish during which we were treated to an absolutely belting tropical rain storm for an hour, it was so loud you could hardly hear each other across the table.
Soaked to the bone we were blown dry after speeding all the way back. Our co traveller was not impressed about her mother duck roof high hair do was blown to smithereens, also, she was on the side of the buggy that took the most scary turns and let out a few whimpers every so often, this only added to our joy and amusement, sadists that we are!
What better way to finish a perfect day than with a steak braai! Ian honed in on the built in braai spot the minute we arrived at the Posada and he made the most perfect steaks and spuds ever! Again satisfied but exhausted we collapsed into the air-con for some blissful sleep.
Another main attraction in Jeri is a natural rock arch about 3km away so we took a stroll there the next morning followed by a whole lot of lying in a hammock doing nothing! Stressful stuff. We decided that we should probably get moving on sooner or later although we wanted to stay longer we feared that if we did we would never get to see anything else!
Nice and relaxed and rejuvenated but with long faces we boarded the 4x4 truck back to the real world of overnight buses (bleh!) but new adventures await (yeah!)
Next stop...Salvador via Fortaleza...see you there
Where I stayed
Posada Por du Sol