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Just to clarify if this this your first time reading this series, “JR” abbreviates “January river,” which you may know in Portuguese as “Rio de Janeiro.”  Here that’s pronounced as “hee oh.”

Make sense of this foto?  More info at the end of the post.

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NYC’s sixth boro moves lots of folks between the boros of Staten and Island and Manhattan.  All day and night via FREE  ferries.  Here it’s two dollars and change between Rio and Niteroi.  To speed up dock time, some of the loading/unloading happens simultaneously.  Don’t try to swim in the wrong side of the flow.

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The ferry above is Inga II.  You can figure this part out.  Here’s more info.

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Being here, I’ve become aware of the slant I bring to this “water blog.”  I focus on water as a place to work or a means to get to or do/create work.  Hence . . .   fishing boat and MSC Cadiz.

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The work of this small Brazilian tanker would probably be done by ATB in North America.  It was in Rio three days ago and way south of Santos already.

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Fishing boats of different sizes pass in front of Ilhas Cagarras.

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Here’s a classy motor yacht over at Flamenco Beach, MV Tamarind, 1958.

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Here’s a former Dutch pilot boat Wega.  I assumed it was active out of Rio, but it appears to be languishing here, after being seized, a 1968 beauty that may come to a bad end.  Now that suggests a back story I’d like to know.

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Back to that first foto, it’s the bar where “Girl from Ipanema” was penned more than half century ago.  This mural is at least 20 feet high.   Countless are the times this music has played in my head!  Where was that girl walking to?  Her job?

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All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

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