I opted to take a day tour (which was definitely more of a boat party) from my hotel in Barra beach. The bus took forever picking up other tourists and stopped far too many times for my liking, however, luckily enough the service stations we stopped at happened to be among rural hillside which was pretty attractive.
|On da bus.|
|Seaside village appeal.|
|Island in view.|
|Oh, this is an actual boat party.|
|SHWIMMIN'. (Spot the fisherman)|
|No, I said diet coke!|
|Pals for the day!|
|One of my new pals offered to take some pictures of me so I was all over that posing. SNAP GIRL.|
I mulled over the idea of moving here and spoke about it with my new friends for the duration of the meal then once we digested our food and the breathtaking scenery it was time for a wander.
|The view as we ate on the restaurant balcony.|
|Fancy a quick fish?|
|A restaurant in ode to Brigette Bardot.|
|If I were here with my mum, she'd make us go to mass... more for the novelty than the praise I'm sure.|
|I thought these two were picturesque. So easy to imagine them as best friends.|
|Some lucky person has this beaut of an abode on the beach. So not jealous.|
|I love the colour in this photo.|
|The Coconut Lady.|
Taking this tour taught me a few valuable lessons:
1. Enquire about the number of pickups between yours and arrival at destination when booking a tour. If this number is obese for your standards rent a car and go yourself.
2. It is totally OK to do these things yourself. Making new friends is fun and encourages you to do things a bit differently than you usually would.
3. Always be prepared for the possible boat party that might sneak up on you. I WILL NOT be cheated from a cannonball in the sea by mascara again.