What Exactly Do You Mean by Remote?

March 3, 2014 Cruising the Amazon “If I mailed a postcard from here who knows how long it would take to get home?”  That’s what one of my fellow passengers said when we sailed into Santarem last week.  “This is so remote.”  We crossed the Amazon Bar about 47 hours earlier so I can see how he would think this is remote.  But depending on … Continue reading What Exactly Do You Mean by Remote?

“Wildlife, Science, History, Adventure.” and Joy

March 3, 2015, 7 AM Cruising past Santarem This is our last day on the Amazon. We reach the bar at the entrance of the river at 1:30 tomorrow morning.  We are traveling fast, faster than twenty knots.  We need to be faster than the river current to maintain steerage. Five days ago we called at Santarem at the juncture of the Tapajos and Amazon … Continue reading “Wildlife, Science, History, Adventure.” and Joy