Three views of the moody and dramatic skyline in Angra.
It thunderstormed every night we were there, lending a tropical quality.
Boats in the cove by our hotel in the morning clear
We took a memorable half-day cruise aboard this schooner.
Tim and Deb enjoying the start of the trip
A lovely setting, on the ocean against a backdrop of forest-covered mountain.
These folks even have their own helicopter, that's convenient.
A chapel that can only be reached by boat.
It is used for weddings and they must be very romantic ones!
Our schooner skipper at the controls
This personable fellow was our guide on the boat.
A picturesque rocky outcropping
Angra has 365 islands, "one for each day of the year."
I asked if they've all got names, and they do.
So even this one is called something!
Liese wanted a picture of just the water color.
Moments later, a bit of bread thrown into the water brought swarms
of brightly colored fish immediately to the surface.
Later we swam and snorkeled among the fish.
The boat stopped for a while so we could have lunch here.
Liese and Deb enjoyed the water while waiting for lunch.
These two little boys on the excursion have a British father
and a Thai mother, and they're living in Brazil.
What a nice life!
A sailor under the Brazilian flag
Shipboard bar (there's no running away from those caipirinhas)
Tiny shrine on the water
Part of the hotel where we stayed in Angra
"Submarine" bar in the hotel pool, swim right up!
Liese on the beach at Angra
On to the Botanical
On to the Beach and Pool
On to Corcovado/Pao do Acucar
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