Monthly Archives: January 2011

Day 15 – Friday, January 19 – Alter Do Chao, Brazil

I was up at 6:30 this morning; this seems to be my normal waking time, even though we moved our clocks ahead one hour last night. I got to bed a little earlier than normal and got my customary 6 … Continue reading

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Day 14 – Tuesday, January 18 – Parintins, Brazil

I was up about 6:15 this morning after a good night’s sleep of about seven hours, about one hour more than my normal six. After checking email, I ascended two decks to the Lido and acquired a couple of sweet … Continue reading

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Day 13 – Monday, January 17 – Manaus, Brazil

We are into our second day in Manaus. I had some difficulty last night with the internet and not all of my photographs were published. Hopefully the connection will be better today. As I said yesterday, our excursion was fantastic. … Continue reading

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Day 12 – Sunday January 16 – Manaus, Brazil

Manaus, capital of Amazonas, is located in the middle of the Amazon forest. It is situated at the confluence of the Negro and Amazon rivers. In the early years of the twentieth century the city of Manaus, capital of Amazonas, … Continue reading

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Day 11 – Later in the day :)

Hello everyone. I must say that I was overwhelmed with the responses I received when I asked if my postings were too long. I guess I didn’t really expect a response. I seem to have gotten so involved with writing … Continue reading

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Day 11 – Saturday, January 15 – Boca da Valeria, Brazil

Boca da Valeria is a tiny village in the Amazon Basin. The Village has about 120 residents whose livelihood is dependent on the Amazon River and supplemented by the few cruise ships which stop on their way to Manaus.   … Continue reading

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Day 10 – Friday, January 14 – Santarem, Brazil

Santarém is a city in the state of Pará in Brazil. The Tapajós joins the Amazon River there, and it is a popular location for tourism. It was once home to the Tapajós Indians, a tribe of Native Americans after … Continue reading

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Day 9 – Thursday January 13 – Macapa, Brazil

I was awake at about 6:00AM this morning. Looking out our veranda window, I could see that we were well onto the Amazon. There were many small boats plying the river in both directions. Boat travel is the primary means … Continue reading

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Day 8 – Wednesday January 12 – At Sea

With today being a sea day, I don’t expect a great many things to report on. Therefore I am taking this time to respond to some comments which have been posted on my blog over the past few days. I … Continue reading

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Day 7 – Devils Island January 11, 2011

Devil’s Island (French: Île du Diable) is the smallest and northernmost island of the three Îles du Salut located about 6.9 miles off the coast of French Guiana (South America) near the capital city of Cayenne. It has an area … Continue reading

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