Monday, February 8, 2010

Cruising along...

The boat trip was fun yesterday.
The day was very pretty for a ride, but a little hot!

We sailed out into Guanabara Bay and cruised along to see the majestic sailboats, surrounding city and beautiful view.

As you can see from these photos, it takes quite a large crew to sail these boats. I would like to board one of these, be a member for a few days, and just watch what it takes to maneuver all of the different sails.

We continued to sail along, and though the seas were not very rough, some members had queasy stomachs. We decided to turn around into calmer waters and found ourselves for a couple of hours having fun splashing in the water near Praia Vermelha. The refreshingly colder water helped everyone to cool off, settle their tummies and let the kids have some real fun jumping and swimming in the salty sea.

The beaches are always crowded when the combination of summer and weekend collide. Try to think of it as a can of many can you actually cram into such a space? The umbrellas are a colorful mixture and look like the ones from the tropical drinks.

There is a domestic airport right on the bay, and sometimes you could swear the planes are flying right onto the water....or right over your heads!

This is a museum of Oscar Neimeyer, a famous Brasilian architect. This museum reminds me of a Jetson's cartoon. Maybe we can fly around the city in it!

It was an enjoyable, different way to spend a lovely Sunday!


Stephanie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Glad you had a good day :)

Fabiola said...

Such wonderful pics.... As for me, I am part of the queasy stomach group, so the only thing I can do is to appreciate beautiful pictures ; )

mythopolis said...

Truly wonderful, and I would be envious, except that I know you are so into these experiences, and I get to enjoy such things vicariously...through you.

BLOGitse said...

Amazing ships!
Those men look so small to compare the sails...
Jetson's building - I know what you mean! Similar :)

Thanks for sharing!

NicoleB said...

What a lovely way to spend a day!
Those boats are gorgeous and the ocean looks inviting :)!

Scriber's Web said...

Love the sail boats! The day looks gorgeous! Glad that you had a wonderful day with your family and friends!