Some of us came in a day early and decompressed with a relaxing day in Manaus. We visited the fish market and the opera house then enjoyed a great dinner before it was off to the river in the morning. We were fishing by 10:00 AM which added almost a full day to our week! All these peacocks shown below came from our "bonus" day. I had 6 fish over 10 lbs. on this first day with one tipping the scales at 16 lbs.! My trip was made before it even started!
|A trio of piraucu (arapaimaya). The monster of the Amazon rivers|
|piraucu (arapaimaya). A hint of things to come.|
|Loading up to get back on the river.|
|The pilot's GPS.|
|A visitor for lunch.|
|The birdlife is amazing!|