Each official was extremely polite and friendly. Our anxiety melted when they all cheerfully waved and dove off the boat for an afternoon swim. Nothing against the Caribbean, but we both had a long held desire to explore South America, and Brazil fitted the bill. Rich and poor alike forget their cares as they party in the streets. They were very curious about where we were from, whether or not we owned the boat and if we had any candy we could give them. It is truly an undiscovered treasure deserving much more time than we had allotted.
Sumarpo, the agency that deals with provisioning for ships, arranges to have meats and such delivered to boats here. We had heard that the Cuban authorities would be problematic if we made any contact there. February 2018: Health section updated with info. Once you get used to strangers coming onto your boat and looking through your personal belongings, it is a fascinating trip, not to be missed. They told us we could not and had no ideas about what to do with it.
There also remained a nasty black scum line around the hull from the polluted harbor, which required much attention later. Later, after finding a flare we missed, he tore a hole in the bag, stuck the flare in and returned it to me without the hole sealed. Among people of mixed ancestry the White, Amerindian and African altogether combination is the most prevalent one, followed by , and. The town has an excellent infrastructure for tourists, with resorts, hotels and hostels for backpackers. We knew that if we entered their waters, we had a good chance of being stopped and inspected. Each destination is described in detail with the anchorages, marinas, etc. The island is covered with tropical Atlantic rainforest and it is a popular place for watersports, such as snorkeling, scuba.
Here you can go on dune buggy rides, ride a camel, do some sand surfing down the dunes, or just relax and swim on its beaches. Level of Nudity: Game of Thrones What You'll See: As the largest urban nude beach, this place attracts the largest crowds and almost a Burning Man-type atmosphere with artwork, drums, and frisbee. We saw our first fast food restaurant here, again, run by the government. We made the decision to put into Baitiquiri, a small port just a little more than 30 miles from Punta Caleta, the easternmost tip of Cuba. In Rio de Janeiro the office is at: Avenida Afranio de Melo Franco, Leblon.
It was a very uneventful motorsail north of the coast of Haiti and across the Windward Passage. Buzios — Rio de Janeiro Located about 25 km northeast of Cabo Frio is the town of Armacao de Buzios, which sits on peninsula protruding out into the Atlantic. The Nude Part: All of it, though just make sure you're at Red Rock and not Stinson. The fact that it can be loaded onto your laptop, iPad or tablet is a great bonus. This was originally posted on our Sea Trek site. In each port, the officials used different things to take notes. This is a large commercial port, and pleasure vessels are only allowed into the harbor as far as Punta Gorda Marina.
There were two entrance channels here and it was quite confusing, especially in a downpour. Because we were getting near the time our 30-day visa would expire, we pressed on to the western side of Isla Juventud the next evening and anchored in Bahia Siguanea. The information on this web site is based on what has worked for the authors in the past, but that does not mean it will work for you, or that it is the best, or even a good way for you to do things. The streets are carpeted with flowers during Ouro Preto's Semana Santa Holy Week , while in the north, Bumba Meu Boi blends indigenous, African and Portuguese folklore. We have stayed at the Terminal Nautica in Salvador and sailed to many places in the bay. Ilha do Mel — Parana, Brazil Ilha do Mel is a beautiful island just off the coast of Parana. Nature is amazing, loved it all.
Among the best of these are Praia Mole, the most popular and surrounded by green mountains, an optional nude beach called Praia da Galheta, a surfer beach called Praia do Campeche, and a variety of other beaches. When they got to our video tapes, they were totally amazed. They came at 10:00 a. As we arrived early in the day, we were able to explore and hunt. It was at this point in our trip that the American government decided to take Elian Gonzales from his relatives in Miami and let him stay with his father in Virginia pending the outcome of the hearings. The area is an environmental protected area with Atlantic forest and coconut palms, cliffs, clear water and untouched beaches.
Though historically sugarcane has dominated the Paraíba sector, , , and cultivation are also widespread. Level of Nudity: Girls What You'll See: Though the beach is generally more clothed than not, there'll be a least a handful of people wearing Miley Cyrus wrecking ball-riding attire. Our sponsors purchased one for themselves as well as us. The beach in this town is lined with coconut palm trees and during low tide there are natural pools that form and are full of sea life. Arraial do Cabo — Rio de Janeiro Located 15 km south of Cabo Frio is the small town of Arraial do Cabo. The rest of the statistics: Minas Gerais 225 cases with 76 deaths.