Taking a 15 minute ferry ride from São Sebastão I cruised along the north eastern coast of the island until settling on a small hotel in Vila. The island was fairly quiet and as usual I shared the hotel with perhaps one other guest.
Church on the square in São Sebastão
Cafés along the water in Vila on the coast of the island.
Weather looming and scenic bay makes for a great afternoon walk.
Making my way further up the coast my next stop would be the colonial town of Parati (Paraty). But somehow I got turned around and lost taking a mountainous coastal road that soon had me heading back to the main highway toward São Paulo. Bad move. I had to turn around and the though of making Paraty before sunrise was a dream. So I found a cheap hotel in Ubutubu, a small beach town famous for its surf and hosting a surf championship that weekend.
You need to stop once and a while to smell the roses… or at least catch a waterfall.