I was very quickly fed up with Floripa (Florianopolis). So on Sunday I packed my stuff and set out for the tranquil south of the island. Since it's a rather small island, I already arrived at my destination - the 'Posada Sitio dos Tucanos' at around 10 in the morning.
It's actually a beautiful place in the middle of some kind of natural park, some 2 km from the beach - with a beautiful view of the sea and the islands. The next village is Pantano do Sul, which almost looks like an authentic and unspoilt fisher village. The beach is a huge strech of white sand the few tourists that are here in spring are far away from each other, so everybody has maybe a kilometer of beach for themselves.
The german (female) boss of the Posada, Gerta, seems to be born for this job. She's very friendly, helpful and has quite a professional and perfectionist attitude. And she likes motorcyclists :-). The Part of the Posada where I live is what you call a lodge, wooden apartments on wooden pillars in the middle of the wild flora and fauna with marvellous big and colorful butterflies, huge lizards, strange frogs that make kind of drumming sound during the whole night (luckily not closely to my apartment), toats that make a trumpet sound, dozens of bats, millions of crickets and cicadas, and millions of sandflies, mosquitoes and horse flies that dearly do love me.
After riding 10.000 km through south America I had planned this stay in the middle of my journey (at least of the south american part of the journey) as 2 or 3 weeks of "recreation" - before continiuing the journey southwards to Buenos Aires and Patagonia. So there won't be a lot to report in the next days just maybe the temperature of air and water and maybe some photos of the beach beauties
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