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Direction: Ilha Grande
Bus to Angra dos Reis - 05/11/2014

We start crossing the Brazil by road and discover how much green is the country with trees all around every roads. We arrived in the city of Angra which is the seaport to Ilha Grande. Also famous for its Reis (3 Kings that arrived in Bethleem). We don't stay a lot...

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Ilha Grande
Touristic or not?

At the arrival on the island, we were totally amazed.

First a lot of people were at the port helping carrying food bought in Angra. That much solidarity is comprehensible. Shopping is only possible from the continent and food is very expensive.

Secondly the port city called Abraão and its main streets are fully dedicated to tourism. Benoit was expected a paradise not crowded: all wrong.

The church

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Walking to Dios Rios
8.3 kms in 3hours before the night.


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Some pictures of the trail


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A pineapple


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The river


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Dios Rios beach
06/11/2014

After one night of wild camping under the rain, we got up and discover the beautiful beach of Dois Rios, all empty, just for us!

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The waves were huge and we swim in the bay. It was a very good time.

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Crossing to one island.


If you looks for Dois Rios beach on Google Maps, you can see 2 islands in the bay. We aim to reach the first one by swim. But when Pierre was crossing, a fishermen boat stand on his way. He wanted to enter inside the boat and the sailors send him a rope. No pictures can describe this moment when he discovered all the fishes, schrimps, rays, octopus, crayfishes, prawns, that had been laying in their boxes before they put it in the frozen wedge (bottom of the boat). They even offered him a part of their sandwich. After climbing the very very thorny island (sea urchins, cactus, very sharpened rock), we decided to go together in the boat. The sailors were sewing the net. Also they offered us a piece of meat and we could visit their living room. (Guess what you can find on a boat of 12 guys, spending several days together). Fishermen were waiting 6 hours before removing their net full of fishes again. It was awesome to meet this people speaking only Portuguese whereas we had very low basis in Portuguese. They made our day, I think we made theirs also. Nice experience to live.

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Return trip very complicated


With sunburns, hurting feet and hands (because of the island ascension) and a tiring swim, we went back to Abraão (8kms again) and left for Paraty. Before Benoit took a natural bath in the soldier piscine.

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Direction: Ilha Grande
Bus to Angra dos Reis - 05/11/2014

We start crossing the Brazil by road and discover how much green is the country with trees all around every roads. We arrived in the city of Angra which is the seaport to Ilha Grande. Also famous for its Reis (3 Kings that arrived in Bethleem). We don't stay a lot...


Ilha Grande
Touristic or not?

At the arrival on the island, we were totally amazed.

First a lot of people were at the port helping carrying food bought in Angra. That much solidarity is comprehensible. Shopping is only possible from the continent and food is very expensive.

Secondly the port city called Abraão and its main streets are fully dedicated to tourism. Benoit was expected a paradise not crowded: all wrong.

The church


Walking to Dios Rios
8.3 kms in 3hours before the night.




Some pictures of the trail




A pineapple




The river




...



Dios Rios beach
06/11/2014

After one night of wild camping under the rain, we got up and discover the beautiful beach of Dois Rios, all empty, just for us!





The waves were huge and we swim in the bay. It was a very good time.


Crossing to one island.


If you looks for Dois Rios beach on Google Maps, you can see 2 islands in the bay. We aim to reach the first one by swim. But when Pierre was crossing, a fishermen boat stand on his way. He wanted to enter inside the boat and the sailors send him a rope. No pictures can describe this moment when he discovered all the fishes, schrimps, rays, octopus, crayfishes, prawns, that had been laying in their boxes before they put it in the frozen wedge (bottom of the boat). They even offered him a part of their sandwich. After climbing the very very thorny island (sea urchins, cactus, very sharpened rock), we decided to go together in the boat. The sailors were sewing the net. Also they offered us a piece of meat and we could visit their living room. (Guess what you can find on a boat of 12 guys, spending several days together). Fishermen were waiting 6 hours before removing their net full of fishes again. It was awesome to meet this people speaking only Portuguese whereas we had very low basis in Portuguese. They made our day, I think we made theirs also. Nice experience to live.


Return trip very complicated


With sunburns, hurting feet and hands (because of the island ascension) and a tiring swim, we went back to Abraão (8kms again) and left for Paraty. Before Benoit took a natural bath in the soldier piscine.

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