Trying windsurfing and living life in Jericoacoara!

I went out around 8 in the morning looking for a place to eat breakfast – yesterdays place wasn’t open.. but next to it there was a Pousada, Pousada Mauricio,  where people were sitting and eating. I asked If it was only for residents, but no, for 15 reales you can eat everything you want in the buffet – So I had home made yoghurt, cajú juice, melon, papaya, watermelon, granola, coffee, different cakes etc…. Haha :)

My breakfast buffet!! Home made yoghurt, cajú juice, some tropical fruits, coffee etc... :)

My breakfast buffet!! Home made yoghurt, cajú juice, some tropical fruits, coffee etc… :)

Went down to Club Ventos to have my first windsurf lesson. My instructor Marcin from Poland told me a little about the basic position, how to go with the wind etc. We trained to stand on the board ON the beach, not even in the water, and even there it was impossible! When the wind gets in the sail I fell overboard, when I didn’t get wind in the sail I fell backwards, haha. But we got in the water, and I managed to stay a little on the board, Marcin said that he thought I could be a good windsurfer some day haha.

After the class I went to the beach trying to find a spot where I don’t have hard sand blowing in my face all the time. Almost impossible. I was hiding behind some rocks but no, didn’t work for long. Haha.

Another side of Jericoacoara

Another side of Jericoacoara

Windsurfers and beach people

Windsurfers and beach people

Instead I met up Debora from yesterday and Rodina, they were sitting on some really nice puffs at a bar just by the beach, perfect. I joined and made bracelets and had another Acai there on the beach. Me and Rodina also borrowed some beach tennis rackets from a couple there and played in the shallow water. Later Erasmo and Glaube joined too.

Acai.. It's not chocolate, it's mixed acai and it's purple!

Acai.. It’s not chocolate, it’s mixed acai and it’s purple!

The perfect place for work.... ;)

The perfect place for work…. ;)

Erasmo and a strange round rainbow around the sun

Erasmo and a strange round rainbow around the sun

Went home for a shower and then out shopping with Rodina who wanted to buy something before she left. I love the stores here, there are so many with lovely interior design. I want to open my own cozy shop someday :)

For dinner I brought a falafel with me to the fish restaurant where Rodina and Erasmus were eating lobster haha. Then Rodina was leaving with the 22.30 bus, we said goodbye to her at the bus station, then run through the street to say good bye to her at another street to, haha, so funny.

Then we went to Erasmos favorite bar and had a few beers there outside, hanging with an artesanian girl who is in Jericoacoara with her boyfriend :)

Last dinner with Rodina :)

Last dinner with Rodina :)

Having some drinks on the street :)

Having some drinks on the street :)

We went down the beach later where there was a lot of people and party. As I said before, there are a lot of people here from the “nearby” towns and cities since it was some kind of red day both Friday and Monday. I went home earlish again since I had my second windsurfer class at 9 next day.

It went much better!! I managed to be on the board for quite long, like a hundred meters or something. Didn’t even notice until I looked back and saw my instructor far far away. Haha. Sooooo much fun!!!!

The windsurfing club Ventos :)

At the windsurfing Club Ventos, lots of boards!

Had a calm day, wandering around the streets talking to some handcraft people, Jose from Colombia who has been traveling for like 20 years, and then two other Brazilian guys who make hats and roses and stuff from the palmtrees. So sweet. They gave me a rose because they like that I always have a smile on my face :)

With my rose :)

With my rose :)

I went down to the beach and watched the windsurfers  and I’m really fascinated, now I see how good they are, mainly because I know how damn difficult it is just to stand on a beginners board which is like 3 times bigger then theirs, and try to control the sail in the wind that changes directions and strength… uhuh!

The one in the orange shirt is my instructor :)

Watching windsurfers, found my instructor teaching an advanced class :)

In the evening I was looking for the capoeira that they have in the beach, and I met my windsurf instructor who said it was cancelled. Instead we went up to the sand dune that’s on the left side of the beach where people go up to watch the sunset, a quite typical tourist thing which we hadn’t done yet. And in deed it was magical! The sky had many beautiful colors. :)

Sunset

Sunset

Sunset on the sand dune with Marcin

Sunset on the sand dune with Marcin

Beautiful colors in the sky!

Beautiful colors in the sky!

At night as usual I hung on the main street besides Erasmo and he showed me how he works with the steel he does his work in, impressive!! You really must have pacience.. Haha. Really nice night, it’s full moon too!

Tomorrow we are going on a excursion!

Full moon!

Full moon!

Selling :)

Selling :)

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