Some 290 miles out to sea between Brazil and South Africa, it is almost impossible to think about what lies ahead of me for the next month. Just getting to Brazil was a trip in itself. After three flights, 15 hours of transit and one long crazy two-hour car ride, Mary Osborne and I finally made it.
Well, kind of, anyway. Unfortunately, communications had gotten crossed up and there was no one waiting to pick us up once we had arrived at the airport. But we jumped into a cab and settled into a hotel in Capo Cabana before taking yet another two-hour cab ride to a beautiful crystal green-colored bay where the 72-foot Sea Dragon sat anchored, just outside the harbor.
For the first four days we just cruised around the local islands. One day we found some fun waves to surf where the water was so clear you could see one's surfboard through the waves.