Monthly Archive: February 2015

Feb 26

Rio de Janeiro – Part 1- Carnaval, Whooop -whooop!!

Carnaval, shopping, washing etc. …..soooo many things have happened since our coming to Rio. Or rather, to Rio DE JANEIRO. There are many Rio´s in Brazil and if you say only Rio, people look at you in a funny way. Rio basically means river. For a long time I´ve been telling people that we are …

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Feb 24

More about our stay in Rio . . . – Marike

For the past few weeks we have been coming to the yacht club almost every day. It is the absolute best place to cool down =) Sometimes we get so cold we all have to donn jerseys and look strange carrying them on our arm from boat to club and vise versa. We haven’t been …

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Feb 17

Photos – St. Helena Part 2

We took a guided tour around St. Helena with local guide, Robert Peters. We saw almost everything there was to see and really enjoyed the local flavour he brought to the tour. We could not find a car to rent on the whole of St. Helena, so we could only explore on our own the …

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Feb 13

Photos – St. Helena Part 1

Our stay on St. Helena was delightful, from beginning to end. We longed back often while we were at sea for the next 27 days.     Jacob’s ladder. We wanted to climb this once a day. That is, until we actually did it. It is 699 steps lying at a 45 degree angle. I’m …

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Feb 13

Rio so far – Marike

First, I’m going to write about the food we’ve had so far that was different. Sunday we went shopping, as we couldn’t do any of the customs and that before Monday. We went to a HUGE shopping mall – the whole place crammed with clothes shops, jewellery shops and fast food places. No super market. …

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Feb 12

Photos – First Atlantic Crossing

   16 December 2014 The Van Zyls leaving Cape Town on their yacht Shang Du to circumnavigate the globe. Marike and Frans as we hoist our South African flag     Photos taken by the Van Harmelens as we leave the mooring And away we go!!!   Sunrise as seen from Shang Du. Frans was …

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Feb 10

Making an Entrance

First of all, HELLO WORLD!! It is so good to be in contact again. From 16 December until now, you have been able to see our blog-entries, but we could not see the blog or your replies. We LOVE your comments, please keep them coming. I will endeavour to answer back more often now that …

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