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Arriving in Rio

Wow!

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We were having lunch on the pool deck looking out at the endless South Atlantic when small islands came into view and then larger islands and then Sugarloaf Mountain, the statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado Mountain, and then the broad Guanabara Bay. The ship's destination lecturer gave us brilliant commentary as we sailed by the sights on our way to our berth. What a privilege! Sailing into Rio is fabulous. The iconic statue of Christ is 120 feet tall and looked like little more than a bump on the hill as we entered the bay; it grew to dominate our vision as we approached. We will visit it tomorrow.

Tonight we took a sunset cruise on a little catamaran, sailing around the bay. Leaving the marina that was the sight for the Olympic yachting events, we watched domestic air traffic take off and land, saw a beautiful palace of the former Emperor of Brazil, the Brazilian naval installation and the huge bridge that connects Rio with its neighbor across the bay.

One of the photos below shows the bow of our ship filled with Zodiacs. They are being readied for our trip to the Antarctic. They look very small.
We were having lunch on the pool deck looking out at the endless South Atlantic when small islands came into view and then larger islands and then Sugarloaf Mountain, the statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado Mountain, and then the broad Guanabara Bay. The ship's destination lecturer gave us brilliant commentary as we sailed by the sights on our way to our berth. What a privilege! Sailing into Rio is fabulous. The iconic statue of Christ is 120 feet tall and looked like little more than a bump on the hill as we entered the bay; it grew to dominate our vision as we approached. We will visit it tomorrow.

Tonight we took a sunset cruise on a little catamaran, sailing around the bay. Leaving the marina that was the sight for the Olympic yachting events, we watched domestic air traffic take off and land, saw a beautiful palace of the former Emperor of Brazil, the Brazilian naval installation and the huge bridge that connects Rio with its neighbor across the bay.

One of the photos below shows the bow of our ship filled with Zodiacs. They are being readied for our trip to the Antarctic. They look very small.

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Posted by HopeEakins 11:10 Archived in Brazil

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