Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey

Day 214 – February 21, 2012

The theme this week is “Journey” from WordPress’s Weekly Photo Challenge.

Any journey is always better when you have someone to share it with. -Xavier Humes

Or, courtesy of someone much older than I, comes this quote from Izaak Walton from The Compleat Angler:

As the Italians say, Good company in a journey makes the way to seem the shorter.

Either quote you like takes us to today’s picture:

Friends atop boat in Peruvian Amazon

Could everyone move a shade to the left?

This was our family’s last day in the jungle of the Peruvian section of the Amazon jungle. We had packed up our belongings, said farewell to Senor Toby, and had boarded our steed for the ride back to Iquitos.

Our mode of transport for this 2-hour journey upstream was the Amazon Queen.

Joining us as they wended their back to Lima to enjoy the rest of their adventure in Peru were a gaggle of friends on holiday who were next off to see Cusco and Machu Picchu.

Before the Queen departed from our rickety wharf, they posed for a picture (seen above) with an edition of their local newspaper so they could send it to the Herald (or Gazette or Bugle or Planet or whatever the upstate New York periodical was called) to show where they had been on their vacation.

My lovely wife and I had a great time chatting with these folk as stories were exchanged, emails were given out, recommendations for fine dining in the City of Kings were recommended, and…

…because of their good company, the journey to Iquitos seemed much shorter than 120 minutes.

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Posted on April 8, 2012, in Peru, Photography, Random and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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