Saturday, March 11, 2006

Porto de Galinhas

Here are some pictures from Porto de Galinhas. I definitely had a kickass time there and would love to go back. Anyway, I'm not really going to write much because it's all mostly summed up in pictures and I explained in my Recife post how I got here. I went reef diving and went on a two-hour dune buggy tour of the more deserted beaches and reefs. The reef diving was only R$8 and the dune buggy thing was only R$20. If you can't figure out why I don't have pictures of the dune buggy tour you should probably be slapped.
Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usOn the jangada out to the reefs. A jangada is just a one-sail fishing raft; no need to freak out about me posting some Portuguese words.
Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usLooking off the starboard (that means "right") side of the jangada.
Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usNo idea who that girl is but she was definitely Brazilian.
Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usOff the front of the jangada. You can see the reefs and the other jangadas out in the distance.
Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usLooking down at one of the small pools of water that collect on the reefs during low-tide.
Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usOne of the bigger pools of water that collect during low-tide. This one was about "3 meters" deep which in American means about 9 feet. Crazy moon measurements.
Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usYours truly swimming in this 3 meter deep pool. In this pool I saw some of the fish you will see in the next two pictures, and also some flounder and a few really dark maroon colored fish that mostly stayed in the reefs.
Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usAfter the jangada man threw some bread in the water to get the fish surrounding me.
Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usCloser up. Don't hate.
Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usFish swimming in those tiny collected reef-pools. Pretty sweet if ya ask me. Or even if you don't.
Some living coral. It moved it's little "mouth" and everything. Also pretty sweet.
Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usNice open shot of the reefs (which were already about 100 feet offshore) and the ocean that extends beyond them.
Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usArtsy shot of some lame family showing their kid something nice before he realizes the hate and destruction that exists in this world.
Okay folks that's it. I'm going to bed.

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