We sail north around Rio during the night and wake up in the resort town of Buzios, north of Rio. It supposedly has 23 beautiful beaches on the five mile peninsula. We are scheduled for another schooner ride and beach swim this morning so we have a light breakfast and are in the Compass Rose when it opens. We find out that, unlike the schooner tour in Parati, we will have to go ashore in the tender to meet the tour and then will be dropped off at the end on shore again. That means we will have to lug our gear in and out of the tender twice and have to waste time getting a tender back to the ship to drop our gear before catching yet another tender to go into town. Well, it is very overcast this morning and the water is choppy. All that in and out up and down just doesn’t seem worth it so we turn the tickets back in and skip the whole tour part. This is just fine with Dick because he is not really a beach person. Caroloyn is but her knees are rebelling at all the stairs and ladders so it is OK.
We leave our swim wear on, in case we get the chance to swim and wait about 20 minutes for the tour tenders to leave and then head to town on the first open tender.
Any way, we get to town and walk a little ways to the left to the statue of Brigitte Bardot and play tourist and get some pictures.
After lunch Carolyn goes to the afternoon movie and Dick works on the blog. We are so far behind. At 4:30PM he goes to Trivia and their team doesn’t win. But, several players went on the morning schooner tour and said we made a good call in not going. It seems the ship had two schooners and had 130 on one and 30 on the other. They said that by the time you got into the water and swam close enough to shore to see something they were calling you back to the schooner. Sounds like we didn’t miss anything!
It is the farewell party tonight for this segment and there are a couple of good dishes on the menu too. Carolyn falls asleep while reading so we miss the farewell party but get to dinner about 7:15PM. It is one of the really good menus, Charlotte of crab meat, avocado and mango, creamy seafood bisque and Chateaubriand...hmmmm good!