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Floating into Peru

We’ve been floating for some days now – I would guess 3 or 4 – without passing anything that would by any means be considered a real town (or even a proper village or community). Due to the lack of stores, we’ve been trading with the natives to ensure a ready supply of foodstuffs. Fish […]

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The Amazon Adventure

Isla de Los Monos (Island of the Monkeys)

It was like a well-choreographed ballet – our arrival at Isla de Los Monos (Island of the Monkeys). We started crossing the wide Rio Napo at exactly the right time so as to avoid the uprooted tree in the middle and also to use our momentum to send us ashore as we rotated the cumbersome […]

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The Amazon Adventure

Stage 1

First day on the river was a success!! Some unexpected white-water rapids that shook our entire boat (the whole boat was trembling and the roof was shaking), a near-collision with another boat, some confusion onboard as I yelled “forward starboard, aft port!” (we are stationed port and aft as opposed to port and starboard), and […]

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The Amazon Adventure

The Keel Has Been Laid

The keel has finally been laid!!!!! Drank my first beer and watched the full moon rise under a million stars (many of them shooting stars) onboard my self-designed and newly-built boat deep in the Amazon last night! Possible military inspection on Friday! So much backbreaking work in the hot sun, but it’s finally happening! It’s […]

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Almost ready to set sail!

June 10-14, 2015

June 10, 2015 Misahuallí, Ecuador About to head into the jungle. It’s just me, my photographer Lauren Turton, 2 machetes, a tent, and a chainsaw. hoping to have the makings of a 30 foot raft by the time I get out. Cross ur fingers! June 11, 2015 Never been so tired in my entire life. […]

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