Tuesday, January 27, 2009

beaches in south americal

we have visited several exciting beaches in south america. we visited boca de valaria
and maceio. we are now in rio de janiero and we have visited copocabana and ipanema beaches. we go to montevideo in 3 days and the buenos aires. if anyone emails me at
jcook5650@aol.com or meganmcook80@aol.com we can email you the christ the redeemer pictures in rio or other pictures. we have had trouble with pictures on the blog and her in the internet cafe in rio we are having trouble with capitol letters. the keyboards are different.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Manaus and Exiting the Amazon

````We spent two days in Manaus, which is as far as a cruise boat can go on the Amazon. We were there on Jan 13 and 14. We then went to the town of Parintins where we saw a show setting up a Mardi Gras like celebration. We had local rum and lime in a drink. Today we are just leaving Alter do Chao, a beautiful beach near the mouth of the Amazon. We bought two dried piranha fish. There mouth of teeth are scary.``````````````````````````````

Monday, January 12, 2009

Boca da Valeria

We just left the remote village of Boca da Valeria. We saw pet monkeys, capobara, crocodiles..
the cruise line supports a school in this village. The villagers have small wood boats with little engines with straight shafts that look like weedeaters. There are pink dolphins that jump in the shallow waters of the river.

Macapa and Santarem

We arrived at the mouth of the Amazon on Jan 10 and visited Macapa. On Jan 11 we reached the small town of Santarem. There the blue waters of a tributary met the muddy Amazon water and half of the river was blue and the other side muddy brown. Today we have arrived
in Boca de Valeria where we will visit a school. It rains frequently and the temperature is
90 today. I hear it is cold there

Barbados and Devils Island

On Jan 6 we had a stop in Barbados and then we visited the very tropical
island of Devils Island in French Guyana on Jan 8. There were monkeys and weird
rodents called agouti which are like guinea pigs.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Our First Port of Call--Half Moon Cay

Our first port of call was Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas on Saturday.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

Peter has a new black lab puppy Elvis seen with Coal and Big Mac