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Pollyroger has come full “circle”… =)

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Dear friends near and far,

What an amazing year of traveling around the planet!  What wonderful friendships made during that time all over the world.  Now the world seems like a much smaller place with all these newfound friendships.  I put together this video that highlights some of those experiences but there are so many faces I wish were in it that aren’t–the video would have played way too long!

Round the World with Pollyroger 2010 compressed_0001

New adventures await as I prepare to leave for Brazil in less than two weeks too.  There will be Carnaval to experience in the sweet little surfer town I’m heading back to.  The name of the town is Lagoa de Conceicao or “Lagoa” for short.  I consider it my “alternate universe” of my hometown of Haleiwa, Hawaii.  The main city that Lagoa is associated to is called Florianopolis or “Floripa” for short.  Let’s see what this next step in the journey brings.  This one thing is true in all that has transpired in the few months I’ve been back in Hawaii; it’s all about the journey, not the destination these days and how you go with the flow of it all.  So far I sure have not been dissappointed.  Tchau (bye) amigos & amigas–todo bem!! =)

Lagoa de Conceicao

Sand dune Surfer dude

Paraty Pirate Polly

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Polly has been having quite the adventure in Brazil.  She has found waters and vessels, islands and waterfalls to play in, not wanting to leave this country for many reasons but knows that there are even more wonderful adventures ahead.  She has been enchanted, with this country on many levels, that she was uncertain about.  It just goes to show that you never know what lies ahead on the road of adventure and possiblities…

Here she is posing with a pirate pal she found in the town of Paraty, Brazil.  It is a little colonial town on the water’s edge with gorgeous islands scattered around it’s bay that you can go to by the vessel of your choice.  Of course her first choice was via sailboat and she was not disappointed.Paraty Pirate Polly

Her next outing was to explore the mountain streams that feed into the bay of Paraty with gorgeous waterfalls that once were along the “Gold Trail” to Minas Gerais.  The town of Paraty was such an important port of exporting the gold that many forts were built to protect her from these said pirate-types.  The canons still line the little harbor in this town.  But the boom time was short for Paraty with the construction of a road directly to the mines and her port lost it’s importance…

But the Portuguese people who settled this area remained and with them their wonderful heritage, their lust for life, and their love of the sea  among many more things to give this beautiful little town a special place in Brazil’s history.

So today is Polly’s last day in Paraty.  She’s explored the islands on a schooner, a sailboat and finally she must say her farewells.  She knows there is still so much more to discover here but onward she shall go.  What lies ahead on the path?  Let’s see where the road she takes will lead her next…

Sailboat day

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another type of Brazilian vessel (2)

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