My dear friend Jeff is on a mission to travel to all the ends of the earth. Ten years ago, he fulfilled a lifelong dream and took a cruise down the Amazon. He sent me these photos from the cemetery along the way. With his permission, I share them with you.
From Jeff’s note:
First, a context photo, since I do not know much about this graveyard.
We stopped here to go for a swim on a sandbar on an island in the middle of the Rio Negro (the branch of the Amazon we were on). The water was warm and we just spent a few hours standing up to our necks in the water that was cooler than the air. If you look, you can see that people are drinking beer while they stand, with our residence floating in the background.
This graveyard is at the high point of this sand bar. On wet winters, I suspect that this graveyard would be under 1 meter of water. Typically, it seems to be right at the high water mark of the river. When we got there, the crosses had all been freshly repainted. The roller was still sitting there with paint on it. Talk about a graveyard with a view!
Loren again: Someday we’ll be able to travel again. In the meantime, you can check out Jeff’s other exotic adventures on Cemetery Travel:
You can see Jeff’s photos of his trip to Cuba here.
See his photos of the graveyards of Croatia and Bosnia here.
His pictures of Greyfriars Kirkyard in Edinburgh are here.