Sunday, January 23, 2011

#446 Entering the River Amazon

When asked "what are you most looking forward to on your SAS voyage", we always mentioned our trip 1000 miles up the Amazon River on the MV Explorer, a ship 600 feet in length.

So when our ship's captain Jeremy Kingston announced in his very British accent "in about an hour's time we'll be entering the mouth of the River Amazon", we were all jolly-well excited.

We entered what may be the world's longest river (more to come on that) in the darkness around midnight, and by mid-afternoon on Day 1, we'd made considerable progress resulting in this snake-like GPS breadcrumb trail on the library's You Are Here live map.  

Yours in river navigation,


  1. Very interesting, Kelly. Will it all look like a big lake in your last picture?