Relaxation, Waterfalls and a slight bike accident!

Trip Start Jun 01, 2009
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Trip End Dec 10, 2009


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Flag of Brazil  , Rio de Janeiro,
Sunday, June 7, 2009

Ola from Paraty - Day 2.

We are getting on just fine with our few words of Portuguese - Ola (hello - we all know that), Obrigado (thank you), De Nada (your welcome), Quando? (how much), choa (bye) and a little bit of sign lanuage gets you a long way let me tell you!  The people we have met so far are so friendly and helpful - it makes it so much easier when you dont have the language.

I (sharon) woke this morning and I was aching from the cycling - seriously my bum and arms have taken the brunt of this exercise!!  We got up to another lovely breakfast (not as nice though this time as there was another couple in the pousada so we didnt get table service this morning!)  We lazed around for the morning chatting to David and his wife Jimena - David is originally from Arizona but his wife is Brazilian.  They are really nice and giving us tips on where to go.  We hung out in hammocks and comfy chairs for the morning catching up on reading.  There are loads of animals and 2 of the dogs in particular kept coming over to us and sitting by us so that was really adorable.  Fi Fi came over to us and she started hissing at the dog when she was right by my head so that was my cue to heave ho!

We cycled into town for lunch and rushed back to get a bus to Penha.  As already explained I am aching today from the cycling and we were nearly back to where we were staying and I started thinking ´Oh my legs are killing me but keep going nearly there`.  Next thing I know I was cycling at speed and was vering into the curb but I couldnt stop myself and landed flat on my face!  Ror was gone up ahead and he said he heard me let out a weird sound and looked back and in his words I was like a rag doll on the ground!  The weird sound was me saying woah woah!  He rushed back to me and I was shook to say the least - I didnt cut myself or anything - landed on my right arm so its a bit stiff now but I´m okay!!  I was fighting back tears at first but then I got a fit of the giggles and I cant stop laughing now even typing this - I am such a clumsy person at times.  Anyhow I dusted myself off and we got the bus to Penha where there is a waterfall and a huge natural stone slide that the locals use but no one was there today as it was pretty overcast.  There was a wooden suspension bridge going over the river so we went across that - its about as adventurous as I get at the moment!

Got a mini van back to Paraty and I was trying to close the van door but it didnt close right so I tried it again and was told ´áutomatish´ or words to that effect so I was mortified as it closed automatically - sher you wouldnt even get an automatically closing van door at home so you couldnt blame me!  Ror calls it another one of my blonde moments!

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amylomasney
amylomasney on

Ye're gas!
Oh Shar, you must have got a shock after the fall,but i like your style, laughing is the best medicine of all. W're all here looking at ye're photos, it's 12:30midnight here, so thinking we should head to bed. Will check back with ye again during the week.
Big hugs.
night night.
Amy & Co.
xx

honeyandlemon
honeyandlemon on

Biker Babe
Sharon am still laughing between the bike and the Van door lol, it so cute coming from you, anyone else would be caled ' THICK'... I think everyone will focus on the ' dumb bits ' but seriously the whole day sounded fantastic..
Collette

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