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This was taken in the floating dock of Manaus. I was down on the dock after finishing a tour. A boat was leaving with a magnificent cloud formation in the background and the prow of our ship framing it.

Just a few decades ago Manaus is the largest city in South America although it is so isolated it can only be reached by planes or by boats. Today it is linked by roads to other parts of Brazil, but the roads sometimes are closed during the rainy season. One glance at the river front still shows that boats and planes are vital to this city that is located nearly a thousand miles from the nearest salt water. Although ocean going vessels reach Manaus regularly, the small riverboats similar to the one in picture, cowd the riverside docks. These are considered the buses of the Amazon Basin. The primary means of transportation for the ordinary people of the region.

Also look at my postings in TrekLens Faces & Images of the Amazon River

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