In Brazil, when there is an official day-off before or after a weekend, it is called feriado (holiday). On one feriado some friends and I took a trip to the ocean side resort town of Buzios.
At one time Buzios was a sleepy little fishing village.
Then actress Brigitte Bardot visited the area in the 1960's and it became known as the place to be. Now it is a highly visited weekend destination for people from all over Brazil.
Some trails are rocky.
Our group was fairly large as you can tell from this photo of us at dinner.
... scuba diving.
This is me under the water.
This is Tito under the water.
There were some reefs of coral
Sea urchins among the coral
We did see some other aquatic life like turtles, rays, eels and schools of fish. It was not the best scuba diving that I have ever done, but it was a fun day.
It was a pretty rough dive with strong currents under water and a swaying boat above on the water. Tito decided that it would be a good idea to feed the fish his breakfast.
Luckily, the rough sea did not bother me and I decided to keep my breakfast inside my stomach.
We made it.
On the other side there was a cove. You can somewhat tell that the waves would flow into this cove and crash against the rocks.
Fun times in the sea and under the sun with friends in Buzios.