Category Archives: Santarem

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 ….