Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Out boat, The Otter, the supply boat and how we were lucky

Out boat for the 7 days on the Rio Negro was called the Otter.

It was perfect for our group. We were a total of 18. We all had comfortable rooms, hot showers, albeit with river water coming out, and delicious food for every meal!

Check out the different landscapes behind these photos! There were sandy banks with beaches, rugged tree lined banks and others where only the water line and trees were seen.

Due to the many fisherman in our group, we also had a supply boat:

that pulled some of the bass boats. The Otter also pulled a couple bass boats and our canoe that we took on eco trips through the region.

At one point in the journey, we came across this poor boat:

It was traveling either without a supply boat to go ahead of it to help with shallow water, or it didn't have a very good captain! All I can say is that we were lucky to not have the same fate as the Velho Amelio! We found our inner pirate when we had a few hours to kill....
We went to the boat, scavenged a few old signs and the forgotten flag and came away imitating our best pirate "ARGH".


Jouir la vie said...

Wonderful pictures about this country and a very interesting Blog. I came from Nicole's Blog in egypt. Sorry, but my english is bad...
Have a nice day

Sonja said...

Great minds think alike--I just posted a comment to your blog, only to find one from you on mine. That's good luck I think!

Jientje said...

It looks like you had an amazing trip BG!!

Carol said...

BG....What a fantastic trip you had. What memories are 'floating' you into the Christmas Season! I've missed stopping by to see what you're up to. See you'll be in the states for Christmas. Wonderful~xoxox

NicoleB Egypt said...

Oh, those boats look so interesting!
Glad you had a great time, despite the icky captain....!
Glad you stayed safe!

Gabriela said...

Dang, I thought you saw an otter!

The boat was seriously large! How fun. But showering in river water? I don't know about that.

Manaus looks beautiful, love those wood floors.

PJ said...

How absolutely fantastic!!! I'm ready for a foreign adventure! Soon. Ahoy Matey!