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Here tomorrow (Sept. 12) and possibly Tuesday as well...
Posted September 12th, 2011 - 2:07 am by from Bucksport, United States (Permalink)
Hello all,

I have just arrived and thought I'd shout out to anyone in the area who may like to come out for a coffee. I am on my way to my drill ship currently located in the harbor but am staying at a hotel in Centro.

Ralph

Posted September 16th, 2011 - 1:35 pm by from Bucksport, United States (Permalink)
Hello all!,

Just a follow-up to my short stay in Rio de Janeiro:

I had the wonderful opportunity to meet a few great folks both CSers and non-CSers.

I also had a chance to attend a performance at the Teatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro. All I can say is "WOW"! If anyone reading this has not been to this magnificent building in the Centro part, you don't know what you are missing. The interior is as grand as the exterior. I got in this last Tuesday evening to see a 3 and 1/2-hour performance of Puccini's "Tosca". The performance was just wonderful even from my seat way up in the gallery.

Not much time allowed me to see much else in the city unfortunately. I did not get to see some of the more famous and "touristy" sites but it's Okay, there will be other chances in the future I am sure.

So, in the meantime, I am now stationed in Rio's harbor on my drill ship and can see and admire the city from my position in the wheelhouse approximately 3 or 4 kilometers away. And, if you look out to my direction near the bridge to Niteroi, you may see us plainly enough as we are the only drill ship here.

I think we will be anchored here for quite some time preparing the vessel for drilling operations off of the coast of Macae in a few months.

Wave at my direction if you can and if I have a chance to see more of Rio when I finish my assignment this month on the ship, I'll post a quick message. :-)

Ralph