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"Arpoador Beach"

We stayed in Arpoador where was the local surfpoint between Ipanema and Copacabana. We loved sitting on the rock and watching surfers and the beach people everyday. Listening the full-volumed "Brazil" (Goeff & Maria Muldaur version) from MD player, relishing the Atlantic Ocean breeze, the spectacular view of Rio de Janeiro showered ecstatic moment on me.
A man with octopuses came from the Ocean, a rainbow tiger kayaker, an arm wounded boy, three favela kids came to ask us R$1, a yoga lady .....everybody was there.
.....But the owner of Arpoador beach were hundreds of the stray cats.

Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 2000