Monday, July 21, 2008

Dolphins!

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are enjoying the blog. Today, I write to you from an internet cafe in Fernando de Noronha. Yesterday we started the journey over here at three in the morning; we stopped at seven airports to finally arrive at this place--the prettiest place I have ever seen. This morning, we drove our buggy (more about that later) to watch the wild dolphins. This island is the best dolphin-watching spot in the world. Every day, an average of 300 of them come to play in the bay for seven hours. They were jumping and twirling around just like my favorite computer game: dolphin olympics 2. Our buggy is pretty funny too...no windows or doors, and the speedometer is broken. After watching the golfinos, as they call them in Portugese, we hiked down to a gorgeous beach. Pop and I were the only ones on the whole beach (kind of). To get down to the beach, we had to squeeze down a cave on a ladder. It was pretty muddy, but of course well worth it. We saw colorful fish, crabs, and sting rays just...well, being. We swam in the clear, warm water and floated around for a long time. Oh yeah, and the turtle. Six feet in diameter--not kidding. Now, we are going to eat fish wrapped in banana leaf with rice and other delicious items. No pictures today because the internet is the slowest I have ever used. It takes about seven minutes for each page change.

A lot of funny things happen to us because we have not met anyone on the whole island who can speak English. We almost spend 60 US dollars on beach towels at the grocery store because of a communication error. I went to ask the lady who works at our posada how to turn on the lights in our room, and after five minutes of pictionary she sent me back to the room with a candle and a wet box of matches. Luckily, the power came back on within the half hour.

Hope you all are doing well. See you when we get back!

Alexa

1 comment:

Chris said...

Todo bom? Thanks for all the great photos and updates on your trip. We're all enjoying the posts. The pink dolphin shot was amazing.

Love, Auntie Chris