So day 2 was great. The little guy slept in until 7am… something about the wood shutters I’m sure. Breakfast was great, I love how Pousada’s serve free breakfast. This one had crepes and tapioca (beijus), hubby got the crepe and I the soft and chewy tapioca. And the little guy was entertained by spitting his food, well more like sticking his tongue out and letting the food roll off onto the floor, where three little cats sat expectantly waiting to eat his mess.
Today the plan was to get a dune buggy, which they pronounce “boogie” with a bit more accent on the “oo.” I kept thinking my husband was arranging for us to go boogie boarding, which I just couldn’t see my son doing. The buggy was needed to take us into the dunes, where there are some freshwater lakes. Yes lakes, not ponds.
We drove in, and I thought we had reached the ocean. It was blue and beautiful and large. My son absolutely loved that when he got splashed with waves it was just plain ole drinking water, no salty/chlorine taste to spit out.
The teeny beach was lined with hammocks resting in the water, and the water was warm and had waves lapping up on shore due to the strong winds.
They even had a little plank that you could jump off into deeper water. We obviously didn’t trust the wee one to be able to jump on his own, but with a little help from dad, he loved it.
We then headed up to Sitio Verde, where we got lunch. It was a bit pricey for middle of nowhere,but really good. They also had a small beach, not as crowded, and only a few hammocks. Dad decided to go “fishing,” and caught himself a rather unique fish…. wouldn’t stop squirming though . . .
The net hammock was great for our son, as he was able to stick his legs and arms through the holes in the net and play in the water like he wanted to, without us having to worry about him trying to stick his head in too!
We were supposed to head off to a smaller body of water near a dune for some sand surfing, but our driver disappeared, and by the time he popped his weasley head up, we needed to get home.
The unfortunate side affect of all of the dune buggying was the sand… my poor son woke up with conjunctivitis the next day… but I still think he thinks it was worth it.