As far as we know Jacaré does not boast a sailmaker. However, the Marina Village does have a large undercover floor area where a sail can be spread out. Rather than taking the sail down below on Sea Bunny we opted to use this area, which had the advantage of being right by the bar, with cold beer.
|Movin the sail|
|Project Director aka Chief sail repairer|
Every evening at about 1630 hours
just upsteam from the marina a small boat puts out from the shore and a saxophonist plays Ravel's Bolero. He has been doing this for, apparently, 25 years and is the Guinness Book of Records. Tourist come on party boats up the river to witness it and dance on the way. It is a good marker for us as it is mosquito beware time.
Everywhere is Brazil there is music, in the streets, from the shacks it gives a happy feel.
Today,in the supermarket the police were handing out leaflets about their powers and how they work well with other authorities.
Yesterday we went to the Policia Federal to get our passports stamped to leave and customs to clear out the boat. Today we went to the Port Captain's office in Joao Pessoa to get port clearance as the office in Cabadelo, next to customs, has apparently been burnt down.