Tortuia and Barreirinhas
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Very boring day today, travelled by public bus to Tortuia which was simply a stopping off point to get to Barreirinhas the next day. Very easy to see why, there is nothing to do there and the shops have nothing in them, couldn´t even find a bar that was open. We ended up finding a mini-market with some cheap rum (the coke on the other hand was exorbitant!) and we all just sat around the pousada all afternoon and evening. Met 4 travellers who passed the evening with us (2 Brits, 2 Austrians) and they´re basically following the same route as us, so weill probably keep crossing paths. The pousada here is very basic, but very few in town.
Had the worst journey of our trip today, ended up getting a 4WD truck thing over the back route to Barreirinhas.
Did a trip today out to the sand dune, luckily this trip had padded seats so although bumpy, it was much more comfortable! Trip out to the dunes took about 45 minutes including a river ferry crossing. The dunes are very white and soft, so walking up and down is quite difficult, but in between there are various nice little lagoons (apparently fresh water, like on Fraser Island off Queensland). However, absolutely no shade, so were slathering on the sunscreen and trying to keep a little covered during our 3 hours in the midday heat. The lagoons were really lovely for a cool-down, but the cold shower back at the pousada was most refreshing. Once we arrived back into the town, we went down and had lunch on the river, listening to the CD seller´s collection - hits of the 80s, cool!