Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Looking east from Armação beach towards Ilha do Campeche
Juliana came back from the Surfing Competition and took me on a nice 4 hour hike
from Pântano do Sul to Lagoinha do Leste then to Praia Matadeiro and then we walked all the way back home.
It was a steep hike, My old creaky knees made sure that I knew the grampification has begun. Trilha dos Anões
Trilha dos Gnomos
Morro do Cucuruto - Elevation 334 meters (~1000 feet)



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Morning mist around Morro do Matadeiro from Praia da Armação



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Nice surfing waves at Armação Beach



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Looking down at the Praia da Lagoinha do Leste (Little Lake of the East Beach)



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Jurassic Park
Guarapuvu Tree, the symbol of Floripa.



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Granite spires near Pântano do Sul



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Pântano do Sul, Saquinho, Saco da Baleia, Saco do Caldeirao



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Looking west toward Ponta do Frade, Naufragados and onto Santa Catarina mainland.
The little island is Ilha da Fortaleza ou Araçatuba



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Juliana bouldering on the granite.



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Pântano do Sul



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Ilha Moleques do Sul (Boys of the South Island)



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Pântano do Sul Beach



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Interesting flowers everywhere



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Ilha dos Papagaios Pequena and Ilha do Papagaios Grande
(Little Parrot Island, Big Parrot Island)



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Ilha Irmã do Meio (Middle Sister Island) and Ilha Irmã Pequena (Little Sister Island)



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Ilha Irma de Fora (Outside Sister Island)



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

We don't have plants with this type of veination in the US.



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Juliana told me she broke her arm climbing on this pointy protrusion.
It looks like the mountain is giving the wind and sea the "bird",
for all the errosion they have caused.



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

New seeds ready for the birds to take to new places.



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Ponta da Felicidade



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Ponta da Felicidade



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

The water was fiercely bashing into the rocks.



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Ponta da Felicidade



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

I felt like I was in The Land of the Lost.



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

After dark, if you touch this plant, the leaves fold up.








Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Granite faces that have withstood the ages.



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

This lichen had fernlike hairs growing all over it.
Behind is Ilha Irmã de Fora (Outside Sister Island)
One of the Tres Irmães (Three Sisters)



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Doot-di-doot-di-do, Billy Bugsworth taking his daily stroll over the plants.



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Juliana bouldering around.



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

It says "GNOSIS", which is old english for "wisdom" or "knowlege".
It's also a ancient secret religion which is based on alchemy, astrology, numerology, symbolism etc.
It was kind of profound to see this written here.
Gnostics are people who believe in a type of spiritual science, that relies on earthly knowlege.
Agnostics are people who don't know what to believe, so they follow no one.
Most Agnostics don't even know what "Agnostic" really means.



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Not quite as deep as the other message, "XUPE ROLA", which means "SUCK DICK".



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Looking east toward over the Atlantic Ocean towards Ilha Moleques do Sul in the far distance.



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Brazilian Stonehenge



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Mr. Aranha waiting for his dinner guests to arrive.



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil


Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Lagoinha do Leste - Ponta da Lagoinha



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Not yet Mr. Urubu, no one's dying here today.
The vultures were always keeping an eye on us.



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Lagoinha do Leste (Little Lake of the East)



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Lagoinha do Leste
The lake on the right is the "Little Lake", where this place gets its name.



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

My knees were shot, this was a good place to take a break.



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

This diving board shook when you moved on it. Don't worry, it's only a 500 foot drop below.



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Praia da Lagoinha do Leste



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Lagoinha do Leste



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Looking north toward Ponta da Lagoinha from near Lagoinha do Leste



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Praia da Lagoinha do Leste looking toward to Ponta da Lagoinha



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

The bloody Bromélia plant



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Ilha Moleques do Sul



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Looking north over Ponta do Facão (Knife Point)
toward the Ilha do Campeche (Campeche Island)



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Violent water crashing into the ancient rocks.



Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Ponta do Quebra-Remo
Almost to Matadeiro (Slaughterhouse), I didn't take any pictures because the light was almost gone.









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