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Fernando de Noronha

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4 travelers at this place:

  • Day86

    November 24

    November 24, 2015 in Brazil

    November 24

    We left Las Palmas on November 18th and haven't seen dry land since. We came to within 24 kilometers of Cape Verde, but that was in the middle of the night and would have been out of visual range in any case.

    We'd seen the odd seagull and cormorant as we sailed the Atlantic, but this morning I noticed there were many seabirds riding the thermals and trailing the Sovereign. I knew we crossed the equator around 9:30 last night, but we're still almost two days sailing from our destination. Where did all these birds come from?

    The answer came just before noon. I was lounging on a deck chair and my attention was suddenly drawn to a crowd gathering at the stern of the ship. Land ho!!!

    We were heading straight for a series of islands that featured a very prominent phallic rock outcropping. As we drew closer, the crew announced that this grouping of twenty one volcanic islands is known as the Fernando De Noronha Archipelago. It's located 350 kilometers east of the Brazilian coast and is home to 2600 people. The island is regularly visited by Brazilians who come to enjoy the beaches that are said to be among the top ten most beautiful in the world.It's a Unesco World Heritage site and an important breeding ground for sharks and dolphins

    Surprisingly, while we were still several kilometers away from the islands, my cell phone received an SMS message from the local telephone company offering calls for only €3.50 per minute. I decided to pass, but was nonetheless impressed that this tiny, isolated island community had their own cell service. You have to be pretty far off the beaten track to escape technology these days.

    It would have been nice to be able to disembark and explore the islands for a few hours, but we had to content ourselves with a glimpse of terra firma after 5 full days of water, water everywhere.

    Only two more days before we can retire our sea legs until our next cruise.
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  • Day15

    Fernando de Noronha

    December 8, 2010 in Brazil

    Sunrise at 5,52am maar daarna terug in bed, lekker snoezen...
    Gaan ontbijten op dek 11: breakfast ‘open air’ in ‘El Patio’

    Plaatsje gezocht op dek 12 waar er een beetje wind stond.

    Meegedaan aan de airobic van 10 u maar dat viel niet mee in de warmte.
    mijn voeten zijn onderaan verbrand van de hitte van de dekplanken!

    Smeren en zonnen maar tegen 11 u naar de kajuit: douchen en afkoelen met de airco.

    In open lucht maar in de schaduw geluncht. Je merkt het dat het hier zomer is en aan de evenaar want we gaan binnen rummicubben in de disco waar het nu rustig is en met een mooi uitzicht.We zijn vooruit op het schema want we varen
    al voorbij de Fernando de Noronha archipel om 12 am i.p.v. 4 pm.
    Deze eilanden zijn de parels v.d.Atlantische oceaan en het duikerseldorado van Brazilië.

    Sinds 1988 Unesco erfgoed en gedeeltelijk een Nat. Park..
    Eigenlijk de top van een 12 miljard jaar oude vulkaan en vooral bekend om zijn dolfijnen
    en zeeschildpadden. Er zijn 21 kleine eilandjes.
    We zagen een albatros ons schip volgen!

    Apotheose: Prachtige zonsondergang met wolkjes, na het diner direct naar bed:
    Dirk met keelpijn en ik voel me gewoon moe.
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