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17 Mar 2013

Amazon River, Brazil

 

Today we started our six-day visit down The Amazon River.

Everybody who cares knows it is in the world’s biggest rain forest, supplies 1/3 of the oxygen in the world, has countless species, and is the largest river measured by volume.

Brazilian scientists have proven it is the longest river in the world. Egyptian scientists say the Nile is the largest. I would have been disappointed if either side came down the other way.

Not one bridge crosses the Amazon. It is over 4,000 miles long. I would hate to have to drive around it to visit a friend on the other side.