The following day we did the next obvious tourist visit to Cristo Redentor ( Christ the Redeemer) on the top of Corcovado Mountain. To get to the top we chose to go by tram which was quite an interesting ride up a VERY steep track. At the top, again a spectacular view of Rio, this time looking down on Sugar Loaf. On this day it was somewhat hazy and the crowds were larger then the previous day, so we didn't linger as long.
|View from Christ the Redeemer|
|View from Sugar Loaf with Copacabana in distance|
Back home we took a quick detour up to Ottawa to visit our darling daughter ( Hi Sammy) who is still dealing ( magnificently) with complications due to a ruptured achilles which occurred back in March. Then it was home for my Nephew Greg and Laura's wedding, which despite the rain ( the ceremony was outside) was a lovely affair. I was fortunate enough to get together with close friends( whom i will now miss greatly) and now here we are at the airport waiting for our flights back to Rio. Tomorrow we will make the 2 plus hour drive back to Frade where Zooropa awaits us. We will provision in town and then wait for a favourable wind to blow us up the Brazilian coast as we continue our trip to Trinidad.