Monday, March 23, 2015

Monday Memories: Swimming in Chapada Diamantina

loving Brazil: a refreshing swim at the end of hike!

Really, is anything more delightful than a quick swim in cold water on the stickiest and sweatiest of summer days? I think not. Right now we're enjoying lukewarm sunshine and those first trickles of warmth but pretty soon August will be roasting us alive in our own skin and I for one cannot wait! I loved running through sprinklers during hot summers as a kid and I love jumping into cool lakes now that I'm (kind of) grown up

Mom and Zelda
This picture was taken on a family vacation to Brazil a few years ago. One of the highlights of our trip was the Chapada Diamantina National Park. Here, we were at the end of a long, hot, but breathtakingly beautiful hike that lead us to a lovely waterfall and this natural pool. Of course all four of us had to hop in!  It was sooooo refreshing and--once the water-tag started--so much fun!

Look up at the Sky!


PS. Monday Memories of hiking in Costa Rica, a romantic weekend in Lausanne, Switzerland, and skiing in the alps with friends or just with Karl!



  1. I adore this! And you are absolutely right! I had the luck with weather in Australia and now I'm in 1 degree spring in Sweden. Oh well, a hot bath will do until then .. take care x


  2. Definitely the most refreshing thing to have a nice and cold dip on a hot summer day! That's one of the reasons why summer isn't a favorite season of mine, you're just hot and uncomfortable all the time if there isn't some air-con or a pool nearby. :)

  3. I never learned to swim. but even seeing that waterfall and natural pool, would have been thrilling, for me.

    "everyone says" to not be-moan the cold of winter, because in no time, we will be bemoaning the heat of summer. you are one, who does not fit that saying! lucky you.

    sadly, I am one who does fit that saying. I am wiped out by heat/humidity. oh well......

  4. Awesome! What a cool experience!

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  6. Aw have found! Nature's pools are always the best!