I have gotten way behind again. As I sit here working on this page it is the 22nd of May. The first post below is from 16 days ago, but as I sort the pictures they all look new to me. It already seems like a long time ago. From another trip. When you travel on an extended trip like this the scenic overload is a constant thing. It also makes the posting a fun activity, because you get to relive the experiences that disappear from the mind so quickly. I have been traveling since February 5, 2007 (this portion of the trip). It is already like taking 8 "two week" vacations. I can remember when it took 8 years to squeeze in that many "two week" vacations, again reminding us how fortunate we are!
On Sunday, the 6th of May, we are still relaxing at Dov Koren's beach home in Juquehy. Went for a short bike ride around the hill just northwest of Juquehy. Spent time Skypeing a few friends and family members. Took a long walk on beach, with a swim. On the beach are carts which serve drinks so I had 2 Mojito.
As we head northeast you see small villages like this. Notice the number of Satellite Antennas!
I always thought "Paradise" was one spot on earth.
I am learning that there are many "Paradises", and Brazil got more than it's fair share!
And "Paraty, Brazil" is another Paradise.
On the 12th of May, I get up, trying to beat the sun to the church in Paraty.
At this time in the morning the colorful boats are black and the sky hogs all the colors!
And more colorful.
I am trying to take pictures the best I can, and I know I have a lot to learn. I thought that some of you may find this a little interesting. This will also show how tough it is to pick one picture out of 50.
Or do I return tomorrow and try all the same things from this angle?
And you thought we were living the easy life? Decisions, decisions, decisions.........
I did returned........
Brazil has been so much more than I had anticipated, and we have seen so little, so far!
The streets have "Portuguese Cobblestones". The way you tell the difference between Spanish and Portuguese Cobblestone is easy. Portuguese roads run the water to the center of the street and the Spanish crown the road to drain to the curb area.
So far, Trindade gets our vote for the best beach in Brazil.........
A few pictures of the surfers. There was a storm offshore, so the waves were large!
The water appears very clean....
1/2 second prior to submersion....
This is how I picture paradise.....
The perfect beach....
We stopped for one last drink, at a small restaurant located across this swinging bridge.
Sunday, May 13th, is Mother's Day, so I ask Sandy what she would like to do on her day! I really did not think "A motorcycle ride" would be what she would suggest! And she did not ask to go riding on the bike. She wanted to rent a boat and spend the day floating along the shores of southern Brazil. How could I say no?
Yep... the same church. And if the water levels were to rise 1 meter, there would be no more Paraty.
It is so peaceful in this section of Brazil It truly is paradise on earth
Sandy did enjoy her Mother's Day (I think). At least she was smiling!
I could not get Sandy to leave the "Captain" alone!
If you come down to Brazil, make sure you include Paraty in your plans!
That is it through the 13th of May!
We have made it to Rio and here are a few pictures of what will be in store, when I complete Brazil 11!
Come back soon..................
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