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Amazon Indian Tribal Dance, Pebas, Peru

 This video was shot on the first day of our Peru/Amazon rainforest voyage aboard Sea Dream 2. This Amazon Indian tribe rarely receive visitors and therefore were totally unspoiled by tourism. They were very friendly and excited to be able to entertain just a few travellers in this way. My favourite story of this day was when I was standing watching the dance and I felt a little tap on my waist. I turned sideways- no-one there! BUT, when I looked down there was a tiny Indian lady, one of the ones standing in the photo on the left, she was smiling and making signs saying how tall I am and how tiny she is. It did make me smile, she was just so lovely and friendly. This photo is of the same lady on the right and her Mum!

Amazon Indian tribal dance, Pebas, Peru

Amazon Indian tribal dance, Pebas, Peru

Sea Dream 2 Captains Blog Day 3

Sea Dream 2 Captain’s Blog Day 3

Today we have been all day at sea on the same course, 127 SE for Devil’s Island and we are facing a very strong current against us. We knew that there would be a current against us. Normally in February this current going NW along the coast has an average of 1 to 1 ½ knots. But I think we are facing stronger; up to 3 – 4 knots against us and with a swell of 2- 3 meters. We have a challenge to make it to Iles Du Salute and Devil’s Island on time or before sunset.
Today there was some “motion in the ocean” but most of the guests have been outside enjoying a sunny day and walking on deck (16 laps on Deck 6 = one mile). Our guest photographer, Sue Flood did a very nice lecture this afternoon. I know that many of our guests are waiting for the Amazon River and the adventure ahead. The sunsets on the river are absolutely fantastic .
Have a great evening all…. from a yacht sailing against the Guiana Current.

Sea Dream 2 Captain’s Blog

Day 1

Just departed Tobago and heading 127 SE for another 553 n.miles before we set for Iles du Salut on Devil’s Island. The wind is the same as yesterday, around 13 knots from ENE and there is some “motion in the ocean”. The wind is supposed to decrease in the next few days but the swell from the north will be 2-3 meters.

Today in Tobago we had the last of the Caribbean before we start our adventure in South America and the Amazon. Some of the Officers went all the way up to Flagstaff Mountain over looking Man of War Bay and down trough the rainforest. It was a great day with swimming and waters sports. Some guests went on tour, others just enjoyed the yacht the first day of this 20 day’s journey.

Tonight is the Captain’s Welcome and the introduction of the Senior Officers. It might be lobster on the menu tonight. Have a great evening all. Sailing SE towards the Equator and our adventure

 

Day 2

All guests onboard and emergency drill done, as always before we sail. We’ll stay longer in Bridgetown, Barbados this evening so guests can enjoy Dinner on Deck. Then we will sail for Tobago, arriving tomorrow morning. The weather for the next few days is looking good with ENE winds around 11 to 15 knots and a swell about 1.5 to 2 meters.

Everybody onboard is excited about this adventurous voyage; sailing the Amazon through Brazil, Colombia and ending up in Peru. We will have a few days on the Atlantic Ocean before we will meet the great river. Have a great evening from all of us onboard, we have the yacht ready to sail.