What a difference a day makes, well actually two days and the change from ocean to river. No swell, no wind, and barely any rolling around when trying to get to sleep!
We're now some 200 miles from the start of the river heading towards Manaus having cleared customs at Macapa and got our passports stamped. We now have two pilots aboard, the first of 8 who will be guiding us all the way to the Peruvian border.
Hot, hot, hot is by far the best description as everyone including our Brazilian pilots perspires our way up the river. It's 1am and 27C with very high humidity. The bridge for some reason is not air conditioned. Ever made a mistake with your interior design?
Just 12 days to Iquitos, I hope.
26th August. Somewhere up the Amazon!