Sunday 23rd March 2014
Sete Cidades National Park to Santa Ines, Brazil
Up really early today for a very long drive on our way to the Amazon River and the ferry from Belem. It was hot and extremely humid by the time we packed up our very dewy tents and then set off. When we stopped for lunch at the side of the road we had to put our tents up again to dry them out because they won’t be used for some time. A long day’s drive ensued with a few heavy showers on the way, passing through many small Northern Brazilian towns that are mostly dirty and very unkempt with long grass, palm trees and not very interesting landscapes. It took us until about 8.15pm to get to our hotel in a medium sized town (Santa Ines) on the main road north, by which time everyone was completely stuffed. We had a very nice meal in a local restaurant – just across the road from the hotel – after which we went to bed at about 10:30pm.