Wednesday, January 14, 2009
It is good to have the road to Bosque Santa Lúcia open again because it allows passengers from some of the cruise ships to visit us for a nature walk. Yesterday we received 30 visitors from the Pacific Princess, plus two ship staff. It was a very lively group of people interested in seeing everything we had to offer in the forest and also our small museum of woods. I took this picture of the ship when I returned to the city. I couldn't help noting the lack of activity at the Santarém pier. Normally it is full of buses, taxis, guides and lots of passengers. Maybe the "crisis" has struck the cruise ship business too. I didn't ask, but I couldn't help from noting the low ebb.