04.24.2015 - 04.24.2015 85 °F
In 2013 we had sailed 1,000 miles up the Amazon River to Manaus. This year’s Amazon adventure includes 3 ports near the mouth of the river. Our stop in Macapa is a first for Crystal.
The ship’s tenders docked in a boatyard in the town of Fazendinha, about a 30 minute drive south of Macapa.
Macapa calls itself “The Capital of the Middle of the World” and this monument, Marko Zero, stands right on the Equator.
Little Hästa sure gets around!
Ruth leaning north, Ed leaning south
We had toured briefly between rain showers and headed back to the ship before a drenching rain that turned everything to mud.
The Amazon River is the world’s largest river in terms of water flow, responsible for about 20% of the earth’'s fresh water that enters the ocean.
The river is an important transportation avenue for Macapa which has few roads connecting it to the rest of the Brazil: and yet Macapa is home to 500,000 people!
Looking out the tender’s back window
More rain on the way- the rainforest is true to its name!