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Marine Railway
Fri Aug 28 8:35:59 EDT 2009, Ilha Grande, RJ, Brazil

Marine railways are used to haul boats out of the water for repairs. The boat is brought into shallow water at high tide, on top of the cradle. After the tide goes out and the boat is supported by the cradle, it is pulled away from the water. This is the smallest marine railway I have ever seen.

Fri Aug 28 15:37:23 EDT 2009 | George Ray
Does the cradle skid on the sand or are there rollers, or what ???
Sat Aug 29 8:02:27 EDT 2009 | Richard Hudson
I think they put the wider boards underneath it and skid it on them. But I never saw this one in operation.
Uncrowded Parking Lot
Tue Aug 25 14:34:29 EDT 2009, Ilha Grande, RJ, Brazil

Seems more appropriate to just run a boat up on the beach than to build and maintain a dock. Lots of boats are put on the beach here between tides and to do work on them.

Sun Aug 23 6:55:12 EDT 2009, Ilha Grande, RJ, Brazil

Actually, I'm not sure they are condominiums, they just remind me of them.

Boatbuilding in Paradise
Sat Aug 22 6:44:37 EDT 2009, Ilha Grande, RJ, Brazil

I think lawns look better when boats are being built on them.

Ilha Grande
Mon Aug 17 6:39:22 EDT 2009, Ilha Grande, RJ, Brazil

Life on the edge of the tropics.

Wed Aug 19 17:11:55 EDT 2009 | bonnie
They are terribly poor & unhappy there, right?

Because otherwise I WANT TO MOVE THERE.


looks lovely.
Wed Aug 19 17:12:41 EDT 2009 | bonnie
Hi Maggie!!!
Thu Aug 20 14:26:48 EDT 2009 | Richard Hudson
They are mostly poor and happy :)

If you like fruit and fish, there is not a big requirement to have money here.
Schooner Dalia
Mon Aug 17 0:00:00 EDT 2009, Ilha Grande, RJ, Brazil

The beautiful 18m (56 foot) schooner Dalia was built in Brazil, as a replica of a Gloucester Fishing schooner. The hull is a very hard and rot-restant Brazilian wood called ipê, the deck, house and spars are a lighter Brazilian wood called freijó.

We had a pleasant visit with Dalia's friendly owner/builders George and Silvana, at their house, which Dalia is moored in front of.

Sun Aug 16 16:42:50 EDT 2009, Ilha Grande, RJ, Brazil

The ubiquitos cart and a chicken.

Abraao Transportation
Sat Aug 15 15:29:38 EDT 2009, Ilha Grande, RJ, Brazil

This is how most stuff is moved around on Abraao, by hauling carts. The T-shirt this man is wearing identifies him as a legal cart-person.

Sat Aug 15 15:22:20 EDT 2009, Ilha Grande, RJ, Brazil

Very few motor vehicles are allowed on Abraao...mostly police vehicles and this one dump truck.

Fri Aug 14 9:35:46 EDT 2009, Ilha Grande, RJ, Brazil

One of the streets in the scenic and serene town of Abraao, on Ilha Grande.

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