Rio-Ilha Grande 17032011 Wednesday
Ensenada de Abraáo
Pos 23:08.34S 44:09.70W
Up early, Thomas heads to the Club Office to pay our dues and get ice while Lars and I ready
the boat, taking down awnings, raising the dinghy and stowing odd ropes and water hoses.
underway heading for Ilha Grande
some 50nmiles south of
as we sail past Copocabana beach in a sea of sewage which continues past Ipenema and through
various levels of polution to
There is a goodly surf which increases as we head past the beaches and out of the Bay into the Ocean.
Although not a great deal of wind the seas get steeper and at 2.5 Metres and on the beam we are now
rolling through 50 degrees. Not very comfortable especially as its now beginning to rain.
Its dark when we reach islands and pick out “Grey Pearls” masthead strobe light to guide us in.
Thomas has received a call from a friend asking him we were aware of the Tropical Storm that had hit
during the night and the odd seas, as we had sailed right through it.
In these sheltered waters of Saco du Ceu bay we could now make dinner. Another fine concoction from
Thomas, consisting of Spaghetti with sausages, peas, onions, garlic and other UCO’s (Unidentified
cooked objects) accompanied by a fine vintage from the ship’s wine cellar.
Bob the Blog.