The 3 mile jog out to the Parque Lage trailhead from my hotel took me by Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, a lagoon right in the middle of Rio. Rowing is very popular at Lagoa and there are several rowing practice stations along the shore.
|Lagoa footpath, Corcovado in distance|
|The trail gets steep and technical|
|Waterfall along trail|
|Chains aid a steep section|
Back on the beach at Ipanema, Brazilians play "futevôlei." It's volleyball played with a soccer ball (and no hands). Seriously, how are we ever going to beat a country in soccer where they can play volleyball with their feet?!