Published: July 12th 2012July 9th 2012
MondayCloudy but looks better. Who cares. We decide to get a boat round to Lopes Mendes beach, voted one of top 10 in the world. After 30 min trip it's a short 15 min hike to the beach. We're not disappointed. Beautiful sand, crashing waves and jungle backdrop. After playing beach footie and a dip in the sea we chill out for a bit. Sun is trying to get through clouds. Still warm though, around 75. Decision time. Hike back or boat boat it is. Another good night around town although our fish stew (speciality) is very special indeed. Its stewed in cocoanut milk and hot spices. ...... Except the forget to add anything. At £16 to serve 2, this eases the pain slightly. Tricia happy to read book and I sit at table on beach with boys, cards and cold beer. Pretty good combinationOnly disappointment so far is no great view of the stars. That wish will have to wait for another opportunity In summer, this place would be just be incredible, compact lively town, no cars, lovely beaches and jungle treks. For us only 3 nights, tomorrow 2nd last leg of trip. Off to the Potugese colonial town of
Paraty (pronounced parachi) where the worlds first diamond and gold rush started, before the one in America.