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We left Parati early morning and headed for a town called Angra Dos Reis that is where ferry´s leave for Ilha Grande. A nice two hour bus ride from Parati around the coastline, also passes a nice little nuclear power plant that is tucked away on the coastline before arriving at Angra dos Reis.
We caught a schooner for an hour and a half out to the island with a bunch of guys and gals we´d met at the port. A few of these guys we Aussies from East Melbourne who had 5 tubes of vegemite with them, bastards! We ran out about 2 months ago. Pretty much all the people on the boat were heading to the same hostel as us, ´Fred´s Place´.
Got up in the morning and took a 2,5 hour walk around the island to a beach that was supposed to be very nice. Somehow i´d managed to hurt my back that morning, so that 2,5hour walk turned out to be a bit of a pain in the behind. I´m pretty sure sarah saw it that way after my slow walking and moaning. Beautiful beach though, we stayed there for a few hours before catching the boat back to the hostel just in time to see the dutch get done by portugal.
Weather wasn´t the best the next day, so we did very little with the plan of just watching the Aussie game at 12pm. About 11, what happens, but the power goes out on the island, you little ripper! So we set out to find a place with a generator to watch the game, seems like every Aussie on the island did the same and we sat ina restaurant with about 20 other aussies. Good game, devestating though.
The weather had somehow manahed to turn from beatuful blue skys one day, to grey and raining the next. Teh weather forecast was predicting more rain for the next few days, so we decided to head further north on the first boat out of Ilha Grande the following morning. A bit disappointing the weather turned average, as Ilha Grande is a beatuful place, could easily spend a lot of time there.