Ilha Do Mel
Trip Start May 31, 2008
107Trip End Jun 01, 2009
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The next day we took the Serra Verde express train from Cruitiba to Morretes a small town near the ocean. The train goes over 67 bridges, through 13 tunnels as it descends from 1000m above sea level to the coast in 75km with some very spectacular views of the mountains.
After a bus and ferry we arrived at Ilha do Mel a small tourist island that is very quiet
There are small caves (Grutas) on the southern tip of the island. Legend has it that the caves are inhabited by mermaids. Our walk to the caves was relaxing and a gorgeous way of seeing the island´s beaches, flora, and fauna. The way back was more exciting - the tide came in and we ended up getting back after some amateur bouldering (and yelps of ´Calvin grab me´). We saw lots of birds, turtles, crabs, and of course, the dreaded dogs. :)