a weekly if-only on where I’d like to go & what I’d want to bring along
World, meet Fernando de Noronha.
It’s a cluster of islands and islets about 200 miles off the northeastern Brazilian coast. My younger brother is coming home this weekend from a missions trip in Brazil, and so that was my inspiration for this weekend’s exploring. (And maybe tickets are cheaper now that they’re in mourning for their loss to the Netherlands today?)
I’d most want to go there for scuba diving, especially to see this gorgeous warship that sunk off the coast in 1987. Wikipedia insists it’s in pristine condition so I can’t quite imagine anything cooler.
And the dolphins! Every day the oldest and largest school of them gather in the Bay of Dolphins to go out hunting for food. They all leave around 2pm and return at 5pm….all 1000 of them. How surreal would that be? (Photos from here + here.)
Of course a diving exploration couldn’t be tolerated without proper documentation, so I’d like to add an underwater housing to my wish list. And not just for the trip – dreamy underwater portraiture excites me mostest and I can’t wait to experiment sometime. Do you know if there are any affordable-ish ones? I know that’s not something you want to skimp on quality, but at almost $3K this won’t be played with anytime soon.
And finally, for my time above water I think I’d like one of these linen hats from Urban. I love the asymmetrical brim, but can’t decide which color I prefer.
My real-life weekend should be pretty stellar in it’s own right – my darling friend Sarah is in town and we’ve been vintage-ing and photo-shooting and getting stoked for Hayley & Rob’s gorrrgeous wedding tomorrow.
Hope you have a wonderful 4th!