Jijoca de Jericoacoara

From Canoa Quebrada, we drove 200 km to Cumbuco. We had originally planned a day in Fortaleza, but after meandering through town, we just didn’t feel compelled to stop. Supposedly, they have the ‘tallest waterslide in the world‘. 14 stories. It costs a fortune.

Bode has been talking smack about Insano for at least a year. We’ve been down a few big waterslides before and he’s definitely ready and able. But, some time over the past few months, he has developed a sense of fear that previously didn’t exist. He still talks a good game, but now stops to think before leaping. Not a bad thing, but a definite change has occurred.

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From there, it was another 260 km to Jijoca de Jericoacoara. The town isn’t much to look at, but the lake here is amazing. Lagoa Paraíso.

We found a campsite – maybe the last one before the Amazon – on the shore of the lake and next to a watermelon patch. We were quite pleased.

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Did we mention that the lake is amazing? Crystal clear and white sand bottom. And, hammocks in the water. Seriously. From now on… hammocks in the water.

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Considering the ideal location, we were surprised to be alone. We met one of the neighbors from a across the street- a bit drunk from a day’s sail on the lake – who giggled uncontrollably while demonstrating how to steal a melancia. But, then he had a change of heart and tried to pawn it off on us. Not wanting to get caught green-handled, we declined. We already had one in the bus.

We also had our own acerola tree. For tasty juice, you don’t need a juicer – just press the fruit between two identical cups and add some sugar to taste. Good stuff.

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One thought on “Jijoca de Jericoacoara

  • June 7, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    Acerola! My mother in law has these in Horqueta! Yum!

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