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April 24 -MACAPA, BRAZIL

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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.

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The ship’s tenders docked in a boatyard in the town of Fazendinha, about a 30 minute drive south of Macapa.

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Macapa calls itself “The Capital of the Middle of the World” and this monument, Marko Zero, stands right on the Equator.

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Little Hästa sure gets around!

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Ruth leaning north, Ed leaning south :)

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We had toured briefly between rain showers and headed back to the ship before a drenching rain that turned everything to mud.

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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.

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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!

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Looking out the tender’s back window

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More rain on the way- the rainforest is true to its name!

Posted by Swenigale 07:55 Archived in Brazil

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