Saturday, September 8, 2012

Salvadore Bahia Marina...off Brazil

Ms Z (Stepdaughter, NOT ME!) has been in Brazil now about 3 weeks.....after sailing from islands NW of Africa....the trip was very tough but they're fine and I thought these shots she sent of Salvadore Bahia Marina (see map below) were wonderful. The top is beautiful, the bottom one is remarkable (I'm all about shadows in my own paintings, too):
Ms Z is feeling better now that she's jazz dancing at various clubs and schools ... she's a very active, physical woman and the 3 weeks of confinement on the boat were rougher than she'd thought.  But, she's loved it and would do it again, and they'll be very slowly wending their way down the coast of Brazil for a while.
Thanks for your prayers when they were sailing the Atlantic!  I thought you might enjoy a little update.
Z

13 comments:

The Debonair Dudes World said...

Looks beautiful, All the best of everything good.

Kid said...

Nice pictures Z. And thanks for the update, their welfare crosses my mind.

That is sure an adventure I'm not familiar with though. I an imagine the night skies/stars were fantastic and the trip has to be magical to some extent. I'm thinking of the book The Kon Tiki

Mustang said...

Well, I'm disappointed I didn't get an invitation ...

I may have to go back into therapy now.

Thanks a lot, Z.

Z said...

thanks, guys...

Dude, I was really glad when they made it to Brazil!

Kid, thanks so much...she did say the night skies were beautiful and to have dolphins swimming around the boat was amazing.......definitely magical.

mustang, your invite got lost in the mail? :-) I'm so sorry!

FrogBurger said...

Can't wait for my vacation. 5 years without a real one. It's been too long.

Is she eating a lot of brazilian bbq? :)

Z said...

If I know Ms Z, she's eating all the good stuff!
She's loving being in these rather remote Brazilian sea towns and sharing meals with other sailors who've stopped by there and small shop owners in each village.

What she keeps laughing about is finding the very German Christmas cookie "Lebkuchen" in two locations..boxes of them! Cracks her UP!

FB...PLEASE remind me of your trip because your offer to visit the loved ones of my readers at Normany Cemetery was so touching and I am hoping someone will have a relative they will allow you the honor of visiting for them. What an amazing blog article that might make, by the way, come to think of it!
I hope you do take notes and write your feelings about visiting there.

FrogBurger said...

Z, my trip is the last 2 weeks of October. Can't wait to see Normandy. I think this is going to be very touching for me. I'm also going to visit the tomb of my French hero, La Fayette.

Ed Bonderenka said...

Wonderful!

Thersites said...

What she keeps laughing about is finding the very German Christmas cookie "Lebkuchen" in two locations.

Brazil's a culturally rich and extremely diverse country. Truly the "melting pot" of South America... or in this case... not so melting.

Thersites said...

...take from the best, and make it better!

Z said...

FB...that's going to be marvelous. I do want to do a post on it a week or so before you go so people can weigh in with their relatives, etc...thanks so much.

Thersites, she and I are less surprised that Lebkuchen is in Brazil than WHERE it is in Brazil...although the foreigners who sail do come in there!

Thersites said...

Where in Brazil wouldn't surprise me... I used to "sail" myself. I always thought that Brazil was the home of the most beautiful women in the word.. of every race under the sun. ;)

Anonymous said...

Hello, this is MS Z.
Thank you all so much for your prayers for my trip and for following it. It is a truly beautiful trip, something not many people every have the chance of experiencing. But, as my dear Stepmom Z already wrote, it's tough as well. Harder on me and my body than I thought when we're out on the sea for a couple of days. We're just two, we take usually 4 hr turns of the shifts. Usually you don't do much other than setting/resetting sails, but that nothing in combination with being on one side the whole time is most tiring me and my muscles who are used to being used. I will have to get used to it.
Out on the sea, where there is nothing, you see the most beautiful star skies ever seen - and floreszing algea, falling stars. And dolhins. So beautiful.
We meet many cruising sailors who spend long times at places- that leaves a lot of time inbetween the long distances. Unfortunately, due to taking paying guests on board, we follow a schedule and usually do not have lots of time inbetween long distances. It's still a great trip. Have a great sunday everyone.