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Alcantara – Festina Divino Espirito Santo

Posted by on 01/06/2014

Last Thursday we took our bikes on the 7am ferry boat from Sao Luis to Alcantara and after the usual find pousada/unpack/shower/change routine we went to explore the town as it celebrated the Divino Espirito Santo (God’s Holy Spirit) festival…

Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo

Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo

Post-procession lull outside, but inside...

Post-procession lull outside, but inside…

Tree through door

Tree through door

Cobbled streets

Pretty cobbled streets

Boys on the march - and here's the live version...

Boys on the march – and here’s the live version…

Another smaller igreja

Another smaller igreja

Evening light

Evening light

Young girls pretending they're in the ceremony, in a few years they probably will be

Young girls pretending they’re in the ceremony, in a few years they probably will be

Next morning - visitors sleeping under the main stage

Next morning – visitors sleeping under the main stage

Reflection in a tour minibus window

Reflection in a tour minibus window

Inside the igreja

Inside the igreja

We then got packed and loaded the bikes once again for a 112km cycle to Pinheiro.

Packing

Packing

On the road again

On the road again

Mmmm ice-cream

Mmmm ice-cream

A new friend in Pinheiro

A new friend in Pinheiro

That night we couldn’t find a restaurant, just two little burger joints, so we went to both and had a burger in each of them! #HungrySambaCyclists

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