While in Fortaleza, Brazil, Amelia admired the skill of the fishermen in handling their frail boats -- small, oddly shaped catamarans made of what appeared to be odds and ends lashed together with large, three-cornered sails overhead. In But This Is Different http://butthisisdifferent.com Amelia will marvel that another boat made from parts never intended to float will some how do just that. This date she left Fortaleza at 4:50 in the morning and flew only 270 miles to land at 6:55 AM in Natal, Brazil. She had hoped to leave Natal that evening for her South Atlantic crossing. Bad weather delayed that take off until the next day.
While in Fortaleza, Amelia 'turned tourist' and took more pictures including this of the small boats she so admired.