The view from Capt. Jacks a backpackers that has the only internet in town.
Portebelo is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Unfortunately they have allowed their city to deteriorate and what could be really exciting comes off as grungy. Too Bad.Litter everywhere and conditions you would not normally see in an Historic site.The above building is the customs house dating from the 1600s.
This bridge dates from the 1600s and the banks are covered with plastic bottles and the bridge is decaying. A real shame.
Le Chat Beaute under the guns.Portebelo was the shipment point for all the gold and silver extorted from the natives in S. America.three forts defended what is an excellent harbor. It was conquered by British Admiral Verno. Pirate Henry Morgan and Sir Francis Drake, who succumbed to yellow fever and is buried offshore.
I am a sailor. Cashed it all in in 2003 and sailed around the NW USA then went to Mexico for two years then sailed to Australia on a Baltic 42. Sold the boat in OZ and bought a Privilege 42 in Venezuela. Not fully retired so have been doing the nuclear steam generator change out gig to recharge my financial batteries. Work 13-15 hours a day for two to three months. Make great money quickly so I can get back to the boat.