This blog will include details from yesterday as well as today because last night I was just too shattered to write anything down!
Yesterday we travelled from Iguazu Foz to the Farm in Eldorado. This took approx four hours which is the Brazilian way of saying 'just around the corner'
The views of the landscape around the farm were truly amazing as we drove along the dirt track to the farm house itself. The driveway must have been at least 4/5 miles in length which is quite impressive. We passed mounds of calcium ready to be put into the soil. Gisela's sisters farm is before hers.
Once we arrived again we hit the ground running! Suitcases were abandoned in rooms, as we ate lunch and then headed off on horses and in cart. As Sam and I hadn't yet learned how to ride properly, we rode in the cart which I got to take control of for a bit. We travelled all the way down the river, walking the last part of the way as the horse and cart couldn't get down the steep slopes.
Upon returning, the sun was setting over the farm which was spectacular to watch! Sam had had a go at cutting crops and pulling them up out the ground - a very manly job!It was dark by the time we got back to the farm house and it wasn't long before we headed for bed.
This morning we enjoyed breakfast at about 9am. Unbelievably it is normal to have chocolate cake as part of breakfast and so Gisela surprised us with a fresh, just out the oven chocolate brownie cake. It was amazing!!
Once we had eaten, we got dressed in our riding gear and went to meet our horses. Once saddled up, we spent the next few hours travelling around the farm and feeding all the herds. It was such an amazing experience, albeit scary sat on top a huge horse! Sam was a bit of a equestrian pro by the end of the morning! After a bit of a rest, we enjoyed a huge lunch of bbq steak and ribs, salad, and lots of other Brazilian delicacies all of which were so yummy! I have been impressed with myself for trying lots of the different foods. As we let our huge lunch go down, it looks like we will be sailing down the river this evening, basking in the warm sun.
We have enjoyed today so much and have learnt so many new things about horses and how the farm works.
Again, so many adventures and we have not even been here one week yet!
I look forward to filling you in on more and hopefully using s proper laptop later to post photos for you to look at.
Speak to you soon!