After the previous nights downpour we wake to a glorious
day of clear skies and a burning tropic sun. After much discussion and after
the tourist guide itâs decided to head for the sandy
beaches and good snorkelling extolled on these islands.
We arrive and are as good as the book with white sandy
beaches relatively clear water and good snorkelling potential around the
After a slow start we don our gear and away we go, lots
of fish and turtles coral cover rock. After and hour we have circumnavigated the
first island and cross over the beaches of the other.
We have already espied the bar tucked under a shady tree
on the beach and order the first beer of the day. Its getting very hot and there
much shade so itâs back into the water for a cool off
before we start on the Caprihinas.
Then the tranquillity is obliterated with arrival of the
tour boats, which run up onto the beach
disgorging their human cargo before backing away
to make way for the next one. The chatter is mainly
Spanish and according to Thomas they are Argentineans. Then as suddenly as they
appear theyâre all off and peace returns.
One again we the best and only customer for our Barman
and we are rewarded with a free dish of bar-b-qâd fish, before we bid a fond
and head back to Angra and the Pirate marina which we are advised
is the nearest to my Bus Station for the trip to Rio in the
Unfortunately although we can see it we can only access
it on foot from the furthest point
in the marina, a try by dingy ends up in grounding before we can get
anywhere near the shore.
On our way back through the Marina shopping centre we
talk to the Admin people and Thomasâs silver tongue and my knowing nods on
results in us getting freed berth alongside the
Restaurant we said we wished to us!
Our free berth near the restaurant.
On our travel we also found a Launderette that would pick
up and deliver our washing duly cleaned within 4 hours in the morning.
Now its time for me sign of as we prepare to hit the
restaurant and the fleshpots of Angra and be in bed with my cocoa by 10 as Iâve
and early start
in the morning beginning with a 3 hour bus trip to Rio
and then the Airport.
Best regards to all our readers, hope you enjoyed our
trip so far and Iâll join you in reading the continuing saga on my
Farewell for now
Bob the Blog