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Chapada Diamantina photos

Posted by on 11/04/2014

After my big Saturday cycle to Seabra, it was another hilly one on Sunday to Lencois, but then I took two days off to enjoy the Chapada Diamantina National Park. Here’s lots of photos…

The odd little town of Seabra

The odd little town of Seabra

Arrived downhill in darkness, departed uphill in daylight

Arrived downhill in darkness, departed uphill in daylight

Always good to see one of these signs

Always good to see one of these signs

Landscape getting prettier

Landscape getting prettier

Cycling through chapada

Cycling through chapada ain’t too bad

Waterfall o'clock

1 day tour: first stop = waterfall

Lovely place for a swim

Lovely place for a swim

See that kinda rectangular bump...

See that kinda rectangular bump…

...now we're on top of it!

…now we’re on top of it!

Unorthodox photography

Unorthodox photography

Cacti is the Latin plural of cactus, and some writers use it in English. Cactuses is the English plural. Dictionaries list both, and neither is right or wrong.

Cacti is the Latin plural of cactus, and some writers use it in English. Cactuses is the English plural. Dictionaries list both, and neither is right or wrong. Ok?!

The tour group

The tour group

After lunch, time for another dip

After lunch, time for another dip

Lots of little fish in this lake

Lots of little fish in this lake

Gruta Azul = Blue Cave

Gruta Azul = Blue Cave

Cave entrance

Cave entrance

Another, much bigger, cave entrance

Another, much bigger, cave entrance

Caving

Caving selfie

Local transport

Local transport

Colonial Lencois

Colonial Lencois

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View from the bridge into town: upstream

And downstream

And downstream

More Lencois

More Lencois

HI Hostel's back yard

HI Hostel’s back yard

Bike envy? No, I'd take my Thorn Raven any day!

Bike envy? No, I’d take my Thorn Raven any day!

Farewell lovely hostel, back to the BR-242 we go

Farewell lovely hostel, back to the BR-242 we go

Since then it’s been two more 70km cycling days heading east along the highway, and I’m now in the decent town of Itaberaba where I just had my first Bahian street food, got no idea what it was but hoping my stomach can handle it!

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