Finally sun and the beach

Morro de Sao Paulo Travel Blog

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Palm trees as far as the eye can see, very nice.
We arrived in Salvador and immediatley decided to head off the coast to an island called Morro de Sao Paulo. It was a bout a two hour boat ride on a high speed catamaran we caled the 'spew cat', lots of people spewing off the edge, not a pleasant trip for some. However we arrived in the two hours to sunshine and beaches.

We stayed at a little pousada run by a french guy and his german girlfriend, it was a nice cheap little place and they were very nice. Even gave us lessons on Caprinha making. We made the trip across with a bout 5 others and we all stayed at this place, so it was good.

Morro de Sao Paulo is situated on the edge of quite a large island and has beaches stretching out from the town on two sides. The island has no cars or bikes, just dirt roads with wheelbarrows used as the main form of transport.
Time to be eaten little fellas.
The beaches were beautiful, we'd had some average weather so far in Brasil, but this was great. We only had one day of rain, which was spent as usual drinking and watching football. Daytime was spent laying on the beach doing very little and night time was eating and drinking, especially cocktails from the street vendors. these guys are great they set up after dark and make you any cocktail you want with the fruit and alcahol they have on the table, cheap as chips and packed full of grog, great stuff.

The only thing we did the whole time there apart from lazing on the beach was to take a day trip to another small town called Bopeiba around the other side of the island. We jumped in the little boast and took off for the day, again more beaches, food and drink, just a different location. The trip was really good and was topped off, especially for sarah by stopping at a little pontoon on the way back to Morro where they farmed oysters. They pulled them straight out of the water, craked them open and they're ready to eat. Apparently they were magnificant, but i didn't try (not an oyster man), also at 1 real each (60 cent Aus) a bargain.

Disappointing had to leave after about four days here, could have stayed here for weeks.
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Palm trees as far as the eye can s…
Palm trees as far as the eye can …
Time to be eaten little fellas.
Time to be eaten little fellas.
Picturesque
Picturesque
Yep, happy with this place.
Yep, happy with this place.
Oysters, fresh out of the water.
Oysters, fresh out of the water.
Our team on the trip to Bopeiba (m…
Our team on the trip to Bopeiba (…
Oysters down the hatch!
Oysters down the hatch!
Sunset across the water.
Sunset across the water.
The main street, dirt roads and no…
The main street, dirt roads and n…
Hot cheese on the beach, thumbs up.
Hot cheese on the beach, thumbs up.
Lots of types of Cacasa, leathal s…
Lots of types of Cacasa, leathal …
Making of cocktails. These guys ar…
Making of cocktails. These guys a…
Night time, both burnt.
Night time, both burnt.
Lots of tooball going on down ther…
Lots of tooball going on down the…
Morro de Sao Paulo
photo by: worldcitizen