Friday, 4 July 2008


We have arrived safely in Maues.
We had a five hour flight from Rio to Manaus stopping for a moment in Brazillia. Then had a few hours to wait to get the boat- ended up in McDonalds in the middle of the amazon. Heat in Manaus was unbearable!!! Got boat, loads of people there, all in hammocks- will get pics up as soon as can. Travelled by boat for 20 hours- lightening storm on the way down; interesting!
Martin and the family met us at the airport and travelled down in the boat with us. we have now arrived safe in Maues. Just got fed and washed (it had been a while), everyone is keeping well.
Start into work proper tomorrow, think we are meeting some people from the church tonight.
Will talk soon, there is a little internet cafe in the middle of Maues- surreal!!


elaine said...

Glad to hear you are there safely. Sounds fantastic. We had thunder and lightning at home too!!!Best wishes to all but lots of love to Calum from Mum xoxxoxoxox

Alain Emerson said...

Hey guys...wee joy and me say a big hello...we having an amazing time here..glad you guys are going good..we love you!! Al and Joy =)(joy did the smilie face!!)

Janice Barr said...

Barr family here We have saved your blog as our homepage and we have saved it as our desktop so when your news comes in we get it "hot off the press"
We very relieved to know you all safely off the boat and that no one fell out of their hammock
Love to everyone but especially that wee girl called Rebecca who is
with you!!!With love from the other 7 Barrs

sharon said...

Happy 19th Birthday, One never to be forgotten!

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy to Leeeeeeeeeee,
Happy Birthday to yooooooooooooooou.

Lots and lots of love,

Mum, Dad Chris, Roberta and Hector.

Love and Miss you loads!

Gibson Family said...

Happy Birthday Lee!

Hope you have a great day, have fun and stay safe,

Lots of Love
The Gibbo family

Chris + Roberta said...

Have a great birthday!

Love and best wishes Chris and Roberta x

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Lee hope you have a great day and a belated birthday to dawsy aswell...sorry its a bit late :D

love and best wishes rach xx