Thursday, February 22, 2018

Rain ....... and more rain

A flooded bridge is nothing new this time of the year but unfortunately this week a falling tree destroyed the bridge.  It was bad news for us because the bridge is the main connection between the Bosque Santa Lúcia Reception Center and the main forest trails.  We were able to get some groups to the forest via another route but the mud got so bad, we had to abandon the effort.  Thankfully, there's a lot see in and around the Reception Center.  Thanks to our guides and woodsmen, we were able to complete the tours.

Legendary Muiraquitã frog

One of our woodsmen at Bosque Santa Lúcia discovered this juvenile frog in the nearby forest at Bosque Santa Lúcia.  It's a very rare frog, maybe in extinction.  Passengers from the cruise ship, VIKING SKY were indeed fortunate to see this frog.  Many had seen paintings of the frog in the Santarém Museum before coming to the Bosque.

Fashion at Bosque Santa Lúcia

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sunset on the Amazon

Sunset playing with rainclouds upriver in the Juriti area.  18 February 2018.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

International tourism

Our younger son, Arthur Daniel, at Bosque Santa Lúcia today.  He was helping us with two groups of British passengers from the cruise ship Adonia.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Unexpected storm at the Bosque

Given that this storm targeted only the Reception Center at Bosque Santa Lúcia, it must have dropped out of the sky in the form of a tornado.  Several large trees were felled with damage to the round-house, the Casa de Caboclo and the bridge.  The tree we see on the ground is a taperebá (Spondia lute)