Sunday, February 4, 2007

Abel at the Helm

Abel is my husband. He is a Harbor Pilot for Guanabara Bay. He went to merchant marine school when he was 17 years old. He worked very hard and traveled as a first deck officer all over the world. At age 25 he took the pilot's exam in Rio de Janeiro and passed to become the youngest pilot Rio had ever seen.

He was born in Porto, Portugal and came to Brazil when he was 6 years old. His family settled in the neighborhood of Tijuca. Televison was not available in his home so he read books and played soccer for entertainment. Books are one of his greatest pleasures.

Abel loves his friends and has many friends from his childhood. I will post pictures of his friends later.

kisses from Brazil

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