Nov 7 – Shore leave all day from 0900 – 2300hrs
Were in Brazil! First ocean crossing and equator crossing! Midterms took place now. I still can’t see the southern cross but I’m looking every night when I have night watch, which is now 12-2am.
We stopped first at a little island off Brazil called Fernando. We anchored in the harbour and took the dinghy to shore. Just like old times in the Caribbean!
Im on the Dive team, as we dove down we instantly saw sea turtles and sharks! Don’t worry Gramma!
The beaches here were the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen! The island is so small you can basically walk everywhere or just hitch hike in the back of a dune buggy.
After two days in Fernando we departed for an over night passage to natal Brazil.
We have a few more days of shore leave here where we prepare for our next 22 day crossing to argentina(PARENT PORT)!!!
In natal we provisioned the ship full of food including fruit, ribs and marshmallows!
Today I went to the world largest cashew tree! It is actually in the Guinness Book of Records, covering more than 2 acres!
Well, of to the beach bar for some lunch!
Trying to call the ship by cell phone to ask permission for an early morning dive… no luck… borrowing the VHF radio from the dive shop! Gulden Leeuw answered immediately and permission granted!