Our hotel at Iguazu, the Das Cataratas
Summertime clouds over southern Brazil and Paraguay
This is likely the Parana River and the boundary between Brazil and Paraguay
As we approached the Amazon River, we saw many looping tributaries
There were many oxbow lakes, places where a loop in the River had been cut off. The course of this river is similar to the San Juan in Utah, except this one is not incised 1,200 feet.
As we landed in Iquitos, Peru for fuel, the great Amazon came into view. A boat on the river would barely be discernible, the river is that large.
More great clouds
And then Lake Nicaragua came into view with a volcanic island shrouded in clouds within it
This the famous two-volcano island of Ometepe. This conical gem is called Vulcan Concepcion. There is a cloud on top of the cone making it only look like it is erupting.
Aerial view of the colonial city of Grenada on the shores of Lake Nicaragua. I will have pictures of the colorful houses from here in my next post.
Grenada is framed by the Mombacho volcano, which lost it's top in a fiery eruption some 20,000 years ago