02 February 2011 | Parati
Anchored off end of the pier in Parati. Very pretty town, was important for slave trade, sugar, gems and gold but declined during the 18C with abolishion of slave trade. It is surrounded by mountains and thick tropical forest. The old town is built at sea level and most of the streets flood at high tide. The houses and pavements are raised up so that they stay dry.
Marinas around all expensive and full. So pleased that internet available here although signal a bit intermittent