Together with the Argentine family, Valeria & Pablo with Ona and Gabriela, the mother of Valeria, we took the bus to Fortaleza for some sightseeing.
We walked a lot, saw a lot and as always we ate a lot of delicious meat :)
Dune of Cumbuco
Just above Cumbuco you can find a big dune. It’s growing and moving because of the strong winds. After a short hike up to the top we had a breathtaking view of the small fishing village. A street dog accompanied us all the way up and guarded our flip flops.
Birthday of Jessica
Jessica, Marcio and Ivan all have their birthdays in October. We organised two nice parties and celebrated with them and our friends.
In the holidays of Andres, we went to Lagoinha in two cars together with Kwang & Jelle, Sebastian, Josef and Marc. Lagoinha is a small lagoon in the middle of dunes, directly on the sea.
On the way back we got stuck twice. With a lot of speed, Sebastian finally made it up the hill to the street.
Still in the holidays of Andres, we’ve decided spontaneously to rent our own car and drive up north just the two of us. We did not have a plan, but the main idea was to go to Jericoacoara and back in 4 days. In total it was around 600km. On the way there were many nice places to visit...
Our first stopover was in Guajiru. The small fishing village was a bit crowded because of a public holiday and it was therefore a challenge to find an accommodation. Nevertheless, we liked it a lot and we could celebrate the special day with the locals.
Ilha do Guajiru
The next morning we made our way to Ilha do Guajiru. The village is actually just a road with a few pousadas and a great lagoon for kitesurfing. That place was very windy!
After the tasty snapper for lunch in Ilha do Guajiru, our journey continued to Preá. There we wanted to spend the night, but we did not really like the village even though it was right on the beach. We quickly booked a place to stay in Jericoacoara and were on the road again.
To drive to Jeri you have to ride on the sandy beach, because there is no real road going there. The village is in the middle of a nature reserve and was without electricity and telephony for many years. With a little less tire pressure and enough speed, we made it in 25 minutes to the large parking lot. Jeri is car-free, with the exception of authorized buses and buggies.
The whole city is built on sand and very creative. Many restaurants also have no Internet - for a good reason.
Toward the evening most of the people of the town went up the big sand dune to watch the sunset, drinking a fresh Caipirinha from the mobile bar together. It’s a very cool spectacle and they do it traditionally every day!
After our wonderful weekend in Jericoacoara, we headed back to Cumbuco. For lunch we made a short stop in Paracuru. We could observe the fishermen, who brought their huge and fresh fish to the shore.
On the weekend before we left, we drove together with our neighbors Iara & Luiz, Ana & Flavio with Ian and Ivan with Giacomo to Taiba. We spent the whole day at the lagoon with kitesurfing, food and kite lessons for Flavio.
Before we left we organized a dinner and had breakfast together with all our friends.
Thank you for the nice time together, we really enjoyed it with you!