Naufragardos Beach and Samba night
Trip Start Dec 29, 2008
77Trip End Mar 22, 2009
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We chose to make the short hike over a small hill (only about 30 mins) down to the stunning beach. The walk was very hot, but cool and excellent body-surfing waves were our treat at the end of it. After a good swim we found a spot in the shade of the rocks at the end of the beach. Marina suggested a visit to the lighthouse around the corner from the beach, so Leticia and I thought we'd go check it out.
The tide was quite far in, so we had to clamber up the rocks to begin the trail that wound out to the lighthouse. The trail was not well maintained, so it was a bit of an adventure. Leticia slipped and grazed her leg, and I tripped over a tree root that made my toe bleed.
At the lighthouse there were views back to Naufragados beach and also across to the mainland. It was a very beautiful spot, just a bit of a mission to get there.
Back at the beach the storm clouds looked to be rolling in, so we decided to make a move. After grabbing a cold drink at one of the two bars on the beach, we jumped into the boat for the trip back to the car. I think the boat took almost as long as walking, but it was quite cheap (R8) and there were a few birds and nice scenery to look at on the way.
At home Ali cooked an amazing pizza for dinner. It was quite simple, with a tomato sauce, oregano and cheese but the base was nice and thick and eaten with olive oil it was delicious.
Leticia picked me up at arround 10pm to go to a Samba night. The female lead singer was fantastic and I got a chance to try some samba dancing. Apparently the key to Samba is to feel the music and enjoy it. The samba was on the roof of a bar over-looking the beach near the backpackers at Barra da Lagoa; a gorgeous setting for a really fun night.