Wednesday 17th January 2018
Buzios, outlined by beaches and secluded coves, is a beautiful beach resort on a small peninsula in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The town is full of lovely shops where I bought some T-shirts and Jane bought a sarong. Armação dos Búzios, often referred to as just Búzios was an almost unknown fishing village until the 1960’s when Brigitte Bardot chose to escape the paparazzi hounding her, and then boyfriend Bob Zagury, on a visit to his native Brazil.
The shops were all situated in shady avenues and all had air-conditioning which actually made shopping a pleasure (don’t tell Jane!)
And the shops which weren’t air-conditioned made up for it with lovely views!
The statue of Brigitte Bardot has very shiny knees; apparently lots of people stop to have their photo taken at this spot, can’t see why myself!
Another great statue depicts the fishermen bringing in their daily catch.
And it’s here fresh and ready for sale!
We took a leisurely stroll from the quay along the front to find a beach.
This young lad seems horrified looking at the lady in the thong……………. however it was a pleasant way to pass the time for me!
Jane took her first dip in the sea!
Whilst I kept a sharp look out for the thongs……………
Some more shocking than others!
The beaches that were within walking distance from the town were very crowded. We asked a local why the beaches were so busy on a Wednesday in early January and he said its because it’s the middle of their summer holidays.
Jane with a tender behind. Búzios was our first port of call where we had to use a tender. This is generally fine, however on the return leg we were left to bob about for about 10 minutes whilst the ship repositioned before we could board. I think Jane turned as green as her dress!!
We set sail at 5.30pm from this lovely place. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a relaxing break.