Sailing The Amazon

Sailing The Amazon

Some of the city volunteers that join us on this great endeavor, this is their first time to be out in a small boat. They discover the Amazon is not for the faint hearted. They are wearing the life jackets for a reason. The water can be very calm, but this is a river with a lot of large boat traffic. These monster ships, from out perspective, can create a large wake. It can be as high as three feet but two feet is bad enough. I have to stop the boat and wait for the wave to come to me. I then pass the bow of the boat through the wave. It is normally only two or three big waves, then it passes and we continue on our way. Some days the first wave will come into the boat. That is why I have a pump to keep the boat dry. Pray for our endeavor.