Happy Christmas from Brazil

Suzie Too - Western Caribbean
David & Suzanne Chappell
Fri 25 Dec 2009 14:31

Happy Christmas from a very hot and sweaty Brazil


We had a double Christmas, as the French celebrate Christmas eve and we celebrate the 25th, so the partying went on a long time.


We anchored on the morning of the 23rd on Island Francis, beautiful private beach, where the locals welcomed us with open arms.




We then motored on the morning of the 24th up the river another 10 miles over the land…. As charts are so far out  the crosses are our track and waypoints




The anchorage was beautiful, outside the Church of Santiago da Iguape ,  our Christmas eve dinner was booked in the village at a Pousada run by Jean Pierre Barra (a French Tax exile) 5 courses, we had a wonderful night with the French singing French Christmas Carols matching our English Christmas Carols.




Christmas morning was spent on African Seawing, all took a course, I did smoked salmon & cream cheese canopies.  All washed down with Brazilian Cava.




Christmas dinner was on Suzie too.  Meal for 9 for us and Havanita, Jean, Sybil, Priselle, Marim, Gabriel, Guinel.  Including sprouts, cranberry sauce, stuffing, Christmas pudding.








Cooking dinner




Kids watching their Christmas Present from Suzie too after dinner.


We all had a wonderful day hope you did too


Love Suzanne & David xxxx