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GalleryThe Rio Negro
August 3rd to 6th Matt, mom and I spent aboard the Amazon Clipper with 29 other passengers, cruising around the Río Negro.
The flooded edges of the Río Negro are filled with mysterious, tree-lined tunnels of shimmering light and elusive mamals. Our favorite moments were spent in the small boats, slipping in and out of the trees (or sometimes crashing headlong into them) for a glimpse of a bird or reptile. It's a jungle like no other, submerged in a deep, reddish-brown river. View Gallery »
At first, you appreciate the sky, the movement the water makes as the boat parts through it; the canopy on each coast. You enjoy watching the ebb and flow as the colors of the rio change and the the Amazon widens and closes in. It's wondrous.
You meet a Spaniard named Guillermo and a Frenchman named Sebastien while you're all attempting to tie the correct knot to string up your hammocks. You ... View Essay »
We made it to Brazil/Columbia safe and sound. We´re staying in Leticia, Columbia and tomorrow we take a slow cargo boat from Tabatinga, Brazil to Manaus. We should arrive sometime on Friday (though reports from the interwebs say it can take up to 6 days) and clue you in on all our travels across the Amazon! From what we hear there will be hammocks slung from every fixed pole and 3 levels high. It should be fun.