Rio 14032011 Sunday
and start work on the Blog backlog. A fit of old age and communial memory loss means we have
to be resourceful when trying to piece together the activities of the past week. Fortunately we have
the pictures which through the marvel of modern technology are date stamped. So in the course of
shrinking them for inclusion into the Blog and selecting those to illustrate the story all is not lost.
stop for sandwich and coffee
Start downloading text and pictures to Blog E-mails. Problem, text doesn’t want to fit the page.
After much head scratching realise its been set for HTML (Don’t ask) which is required later for adding the pictures.
Finished at last which turns out to be perfect timing as our French neighbours Yves, Karine,and son Enzo
hail us in passing and invite us to join them for dinner at the Club.
So half an hour later fully polished and presentable we catch up with them and with the aid of a Caipirinha apperitif
our days efforts are successfully despatched to the Blog site.
Clube do Rio de
Iate Clube do Rio de Janeiro
Its their last night as they are head off to Ilha Grande down the coast early in the morning and after dinner
we are invited onto Grey Pearl for night-cap. This consists of a Breton speciality of what can best be described
as fermented cherries of which they had a very large decanter. As if that hadn’t made our eyes water enough it was
then followed by some homemade Brazilian spirit, of paint stripper quality and an alchohol level somewhere near rocket fuel.
I suppose we could have walked across to our Boat but, still in command of what little senses we had,
managed to board the dinghy and motor back. And so to sleep.
Bob the Blog