After 3 days at sea out of Rio, our first stop was Fortaleza. It is a big port city near the mouth of the Amazon (3 million). The center is still old, but there are a lot of new highrises with plenty of beaches along the entire city front. We did not do a tour but instead just walked in the center. A beautiful cathedral with great stained glass. The theater is also quite interesting. The central market is new and has hundreds of shops; however, most carried the same clothes, table cloths, napkins, etc. Today was the first day of rain we have experienced. Really humid.