17th August (1343 miles from the mouth of the Amazon)
A hot sticky day is fast becoming the norm aboard MV Forth Hope as we head towards the equator and South America.
No sticky toffee pudding today but apple strudel and custard to keep us going!
Life in the slow lane means 210 miles per day, with a hoped for arrival in Iquitos on the 7th or 8th September! Then there's a fast turnaround before the ship begins work ahead of some important visitors on the 17th from Lima and the Regional Government.
We may be travelling relatively slowly, but blink and another day has passed as the crew continues finishing various tasks aboard in anticipation of the handover in 3 weeks time.
Lots still to do but definitely getting there.
Best for now,
Photo: First Officer, James Beattie