Fabulous sunny start to the day starting with a short walk along the cooling, tree lined avenue to Urca where we picked up the cable car to head up to Sugarloaf Mountain with its great views across the city of Rio de Janeiro and across to Niteroi and surrounding cities.
Very hot on the journey down and a madcap bus ride, 581, to Corcovado, I think on one corner we were only on three wheels, for the funicular train up to Christ the Redeemer. Just our luck he was shrouded in clouds which meant more people at the top hoping to catch a fleeting glimpse of the views.
Returning on another exceptional bus ride, this one with a grumpy driver and apparently zero rear suspension, smashing through every pothole raising cheers from those on board.
Time for a splash in the rough waves before dinner and clag at a local paderia with time on our return for Alex to test out the gym in the hotel.