The first island of Brazil was “Ilha Agulhas” and we were welcomed by a beautiful rainbow. The next island was “Trinidade“. So it was time to put the Brazilian fag:
The first TOPtoTOP school presentations we did in the Swiss School in Rio. Salina and Andri were able to join this great school. On Salina’s 7th birthday were close to 50 friends at her birthday party on Pachamama at Marina da Gloria in the center of Rio:
Salina’s is at the moment busy caring about a butterfly that lost one wing.
TOP of Sugarloaf Mountain – Pao Acucar…and some impressions around Pachamama
Anchored just under the Sugarloaf Mountain we couldn’t wait to climb it.
Dario climbed with Dudo first the Italian route: Salina and Andri did a great job!Salina, Andri and Noe. See Andri abseiling.
In the second week the whole family got very sick and Salina got pneumonia! It was super expensive: One consultation was more than CHF 500.-!
Thanks to the Swiss General Consul Hans Ulrich Tanner and Monika Fueger from the Swiss Consulate in Rio we had a great reception with more than 48 people visiting Pachamama:
The reception tent
Karl Kieliger, representative of Victorinox in Brazil
We met already a lot of friends: Bill and Marjorie from SY Second Wind joined us for a sleep over in Rio; Paul and Joyce with Darian from SY Bayamee is anchored next to us; cycling friends of Jacqui came for a visit; we were invited to a wonderful Swiss meal by our Swiss friends in Rio: Andreas, Hans, Hanspeter, Hans-Ulrich, Urs etc. we met at the reception and finally we followed an invitation to my father’s cousin “Ruth” and her husband Peter in Marica:
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