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Travel Blogs from Santa Maria
- Stopped in Cape Verde Islands, traveled southwest and reached the coast of Brazil towards Cape St. Augustine
- The rest of the voyage was disrupted but claimed to continue South
... in Brasil afterwords people we didn't know would randomly yell ..' U-GANDA' at us!
On the 10th of November we crossed the equator - MSC had a Baptism by Neptune cermony to mark the occasion which involved having a ladle of water poured on your head and then kissing an octupus. I just watched ;)
... damn good for a commercial port, at least we didnt see rats the size of dogs like in Manaus. We have now cast off the lines, hopefully with all the crew back on board, and are heading north, north eastish, to the rock, Gibraltar, apparently another 6 days, i guess we are about halfway back to Marseille now. Fingers crossed the sea will be ok till gib, then just the gulf of Leon to get passed. that usually gives you a good whacking, hmm cant wait.
The following day after chilling out on the beach and checking out the amazing huge surf waves, I stroll into town again.
Armed with a bottle of wine and a big bag of fruits, I go in search for Abilio's house. It's his birthday on Tuesday and since I can't make it to the party he kindly invited me to - and to thank him for the wonderful day together - I wanted to give him something.
... whom one knows a little English.
So with my camera in a dry-sack (turns out to be very lucky I had), out we go braving the huge waves in Abilios small and colorful wooden boat. A thrillingly wavy ride later, we drop the anchor and I'm given a piece of wood with a fishing line with a hook and some bait. No words, no smiles (the other two chatter away merrily, have a contagious laughter, and sing songs and smile at me often, but Abilio is ...