We begin our voyage to the far reaches of the Amazon from Miami, Florida. Our departure is delayed so we can take on more provisions, which allowed me time to photograph the city's transformation from gleaming, tropical metropolis to one of the most exciting cities in the world. The changes in the skyline, over time are phenomenal. When I was stationed here, many years ago, the building on the right of the photo, with the TV broadcast antenna, was the tallest building in town. The rising of the neon, with the setting of the sun was an appropriate send-off on our journey. Stay tuned for updates on our trip.