Brazil, Santarém

Now we are well into the Amazon. It is very peaceful drifting along this massive river (at some points 80 miles wide!) and then into a narrower channel to reach Micah Lake. Waters are very high now and they are expecting floods soon.

And at some points it is very clear to spot where the river Amazon (brown) and river Tapajao (clear) meet. It can take six hours to cross the river by boat – it’s that wide. Makes the Thames or Yarra look like a tiny stream. No bugs either – we’ve been so lucky with the weather.

And we tried our hand at piranha fishing. I didn’t catch any but others did – results below. As my friends have remarked – no dangling hands in the water here ….

4 thoughts on “Brazil, Santarém

    1. Global Nomad. whatsusiebdidnext Post author

      Will keep posting as I’m in this area for a few more days. The towns are generally run down with a couple of interesting buildings but drifting along the river is very mesmerising. Also this is a good time of year. No bugs 🐜 and cool by their standards – about 28 degrees compared to a summer of around 45 and 100% humidity. It still feels hot but there is usually a breeze and we have almost rain free so far except on sea days – I think that is pretty unusual.

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