***News update October 2014: Brazil 9000 reaches the state of Maranhão. See Ghost on the 316 for the latest post***
*Com legenda em português*
32 days after paddling out of Santarém, we reached the city of Belém and the end of our canoe voyage through Amazônia. The waters that we’d followed for so long now disappeared into the Atlantic. It seems like ages since we set off from the source of the Rio Maú at Caburaí, and it kind of has been; 158 expedition days and a bunch of hold ups and side-projects on top of that. But that’s ok with us, we’re learning to let this voyage run at its own pace.
This video update lets you see a little bit of our lives on the river, as we travel and build up our stories for an eventual film release. We hope you enjoy it. There are also some photos and a story here.
As always a big thanks goes out to all of you for your support and encouragement, our equipment sponsors and enthusiastic donors from all corners of the globe. And to the Amazonian river folk for their kindness, shelter… and black gold.
Expect more news soon, now that our good old Ally canoe has been retired and we look south, to the road and the unknown.
Until the next time,
Gareth & Aaron