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Ilha Grande

Swimming, climbing, drinking

sunny 30 °C

We decided that after not seeing the sea for a few weeks it was about time we headed to the coast. A mini bus, two planes, two cabs, a coach and a boat later we were heading for the Brazil's third largest island.....! We deserved beautiful weather, sand, sea and alcohol after that monsterous journey.

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On our way to the Island

We weren't disappointed!

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David on top of the Island

The beach you can see below is often rated as one of the top 5 beaches in the world... it took David 3 hours to get up to the height above for a decent view! Not realising it before he set off, it was actually higher than Snowdon back in England. Adding to this we were walking in tropical rainforest for most of it - the humidity was intense. One of the hardest climbs - we had minimal water, two cookies and a third of banana each!

There are no cars on this Island and Lopes Mendes beach was a 2 hour walk away - this added to the pristene condition and miles away feel!

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Lopes Mendes beach in the distant

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Nic on Lopes Mendes

We joined a boat party and drank courtesy caiparinias all day...yum yum yummy.

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BBQ on board with free caiparinias!

We came across this thing and knew we were still far away from home!!!

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A huge bug and a classy way to show the scale!

Posted by nicdavid 00:51 Archived in Brazil

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