We awake to the brown waters of the Amazon River sliding by. Sometimes there is land close by, first on one side and then the other. We have been told that these will always be islands as the actual shores of the river are miles away. Another lazy day on the Mighty Amazon!
Dick meets Carolyn in the Observation Lounge about 11AM to watch the river go by and wait for Terry’s lecture. We begin to see frequent, small water craft of all kinds. We see the boats that provide mass transportation on this water highway
We precede about 21 miles up the Tapajos to Alter Do Chão. (The map shows us leaving Alter Do Chao, white, in the evening going back to the main channel, red,)
There are people selling crafts at a park area where the tenders are arriving.
The little town is nice enough...nothing like we have pictured.
We have a great dinner of steak for Carolyn and prime rib for Dick with oysters Rockefeller, French onion soup, and apple tart for dessert. Pleasant end to a good day.
A picture for our grandchildren who love BUGS....a moth we found on the screen ing around the tennis court today...a moth about 2-3 inches!