I made it to Florianopolis an hour late, and Renan was waiting there for me. He had to go to work, but he just wanted to show me the bus to Santo Antonio de Lisboa before he went. So, we walked over to the bus station and went our separate ways.
I took the bus all the way to Sambaqui and walked 3 km back to Santo Antonio, enjoying the cool morning air. The rest of the day would become unbearably hot, I was glad I was near the ocean this weekend.
When I arrived at Santo Antonio, I saw a quaint oyster shack, but they weren't open until 12, oh how typical. So, I attempted to catch another bus to the fort at the north of the island. I ended up waiting forever because I didn't know which one to take and not all of the buses would stop for me. I finally decided to walk down the street to the next stop where yes, the right bus stopped for me.
I took this bus all the way to the end, where the old fort is. It had beautiful views of the mainland and ocean. Back in the day it must've been so lousy and boring living there, looking out for attackers, but the cachaca and seafood must've been amazing. It would have been the simple pleasures that made life on a tropical, humid, mosquito infested, deserted island bearable.
Anyway, when I got there, it was closed (of course) and I had an acai berry sundae outside the gates while I waited for it to open. That acai berry stuff is awesome, how have I not tried it before?!
After the fort, I walked down to the beach, where I slept in the shade for three hours. Then, I walked down to Jurere beach, which was more of the same, but it was packed and there wasn't any shade. By the time I walked down the length of the beach, I was hungry again and tired, so I went into town and found tomatoes, peanuts and grapes alongside some Uruguayan beer. I was doing alright, and I walked back down to the beach to eat by sunset.
When it got dark I took the bus all the way back to Renan's place, it took two whole hours. I fell asleep a few times on the bus, but it was OK because the system is really easy, you always take the bus to the end and just switch to the next one until you get where you want to go.
No one was home when I got there, so I just took a shower and went to bed. I fell asleep as soon as I flopped down on the mattress on the floor.
In the morning Renan made me eggs and coffee. He even brought me back to the bus station and I took the same bus home, as well as bought another ticket to go right back next weekend.