Leaving behind the Caribbean Sea, we took a sharp turn to the south into brownish waters and have been navigating the myriad of islands that compose the delta of the Amazon since yesterday. We keep discovering new things at every corner of the river; it is an endless succession of wildlife sightings and magnificent tropical settings. This, the largest waterway in the world, is full of wonders, even in this section where humans have been present for at least the last 4,000 years.
National Geographic Explorer
Another sunrise greeted National Geographic Explorer on our final day at sea. Our day started with a presentation by National Geographic photographer Kiké Calvo. He painted the picture of his life as a photographer and how he created a career for himself by telling people’s stories through photography. Meanwhile, the dive team frantically edited their dive video for a showing of their Recifé dive adventure. They showed footage of beautiful tropical reef dives and described the rough seas they battled to get there. Emmett Clarkin discussed his amazing career as a diver for Lindblad Expeditions. We spent the afternoon assessing and editing photos with our on-board photographers, packing our bags, and enjoyed the annular sunset solar eclipse, complete with beers, a barbecue, and amazing vibes. We enjoyed our last moments by watching the sunset as we cruised closer and closer to Salvador. We then were joined by the captain for the farewell party and slideshow of all the best photos of the trip. We finished off the evening with a final dinner with the expedition team.