Shrimp Pirate

Ivan, Lil Dave and I walked to the beach at 2 pm.  We went to Restaurant TriLegal for lunch.  Lil Dave got banana skewers.  Ivan and I shared a great fried cod with shrimp that had a tasty sauce. 

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We walked along the beach.  Ivan started talking to a lady about the pirate ship ride.  It goes to an island and you get a free caipirinha.  Ivan thought that we should do it since it was another overcast day.  It is R$50 per person.  The lady walked us to the ticket office and the port. 

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We boarded the pirate ship at 4 pm. 

The boat started going towards the island.  The sun came out and it was warm out.  Ivan and I got our free caipirinha which was served in a small clear plastic cup.

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The pirates on the ship danced with most of the people on the ship – it was lots of line dancing.  The dancer Lola and the black guy (didn’t catch his name) were really good dancers. 

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It took us an hour to reach the island Ilha de Anhatomirim.

The island has an entrance fee of R$8 ($4 USD) per person which isn’t included with the pirate ship ride.  We paid the entrance and got a free postcard of the island.

The whole group were taken around the island by the tour guide.  Ivan and I had no clue what he was saying since he was talking in Spanish (There’s lots of Argentinians who come to Florianópolis).  We walked around the island and Fortaleza de Santa Cruz which was a former fortress. 

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The group went inside a building where a big skeleton of a whale was in the middle of the building.  I’m not really sure why.

I went to take pictures by a cannon.  There was a small owl and it would scream loudly when I came close.  It was really funny.  It would stop and then just look mad at me since I didn’t move away. 

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If I moved back and went near him again, he’d scream again. 

The group piled back on to the pirate ship. 

More line dancing happened. I think the Brazilians and Argentinians love dancing.

There was a pirate fight against the black guy and the main pirate. 

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I don’t know what they were saying, but people were laughing.  The acting wasn’t very good. 

The ship stopped and the main pirate threw the black guy overboard.  Then, a lot of people started jumping into the cold water from the ship. 

The captain started taking us back to the beach.  We arrived back at 7:20 pm. 

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It was a good pirate ship ride.

Ivan and I walked to the Delicia no Palito stand where the crepes on a stick are sold.  Ivan and I each got a shrimp and cheese crepe.  Lil Dave had to convince the lady to cook him one with bananas – he even used his own bananas.  It was so very tasty again.

At 11 pm, we went to the smaller buffet for dinner.  I had some meat, banana fritters, fish and sweet potatoes. 

Ivan asked the guy at the guest house earlier about the clubs.  He said that they’re filled with young people who are 18 years old.  So, we decided not to check out the clubs.

Ivan and I watched some of comedian Jim Jeffries DVD before going to sleep.

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