Monthly Archive: August 2015

Aug 30

Ilha Grande 2 – Diving – by Karin (the Mom)

Frans loves diving. I think that this was the real reason we returned to Ilha Grande. He just could not bear the thought that we never even attempted to scuba dive in such a lovely environment. Now we can truthfully say we did attempt it. Our first dive was on Father’s Day. We had a …

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Aug 28

Ilha Grande 2 – Saco du Mamangua – by Karin (the Mom)

We left Paraty and motored around beautiful islands and mainland. Eventually we went all the way up into fjord Mamangua. Our Brazilian Cruising book mentions this remote little place and that not many yachts visit here. We were hoping for beautiful, clear water and lovely swims around the boat. What we did get, however, were …

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Aug 28

Mostly diving and eating – by Karin Jnr.

Hi everybody, sorry that I haven’t blogged in a while but now I am going to, so sit back, relax, and read. I remember that last time I forgot to tell you that we went to a zoo in Rio. It wasn’t the best one, but it was nice to see strange animals. After we …

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Aug 19

Ilha Grande 2 – Paraty – by Karin (the Mom)

After our 4 month long stay in Rio de Janeiro, we returned to Ilha Grande for a last time. Frans completed his full time work and we were able to spend much more time exploring and sailing around. We made a decision to start at the town of Paraty. Paraty (pronounced pa-ra-chee) lies on the …

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Aug 18

First visit to Ilha Grande – by Karin (the Mom)

  We needed to spend four months of our 3 year-circumnavigation in Rio de Janeiro in order for Frans to work full time. If we had our way, we would have spent the whole four months in and around Ilha Grande (Big Island). The Internet there is good, the water is clear enough to swim …

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