Rocks and waterfalls
Trip Start Feb 06, 2007
330Trip End Jan 14, 2008
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Pousada da Fonte served our most decadent breakfast yet. Wait for it. Bread rolls, cheese, ham, small fried doughnut things, rissoles, fried bananas, water melon, papaya, fruit juice, tea and coffee, AND 2 sorts of cake. Normally we can say no to cake for breakfast, but faced with orange cake dripping with chocolate icing how could we not try it ? Luscious.
A local walk not needing a guide is alongside the river Lencois. The river falls down a sloping rock face several hundreds of metres long and down sets of rock steps, with deep pools. Sunday is washing day, so every pool had a group of women hard at it, beating their children's grubby shorts with wooden paddles. Further up a pair of young entrepreneurs told us we needed a guide, it was slippery and dangerous, and they finally cottoned on to the fact that we only had 6 words of Portuguese
When it had cooled down a bit in the late afternoon we headed in the other direction to find another swimming hole, but there was not enough time before dark. We were still full after lunch but nothing will stop Barb trying something new. This time it was a local speciality, acarajÚ. It starts with a fried dumpling made of bean meal, it is cut in half and filled with a veggie brew, chopped tomatoes, something very gooey, and shrimps complete with crunchy shells. Pete looked on in horror.