Often a single photo can become a tale, such is the case with today’s photo.

Just in Amazonas from Rio Branco

I had spent a week in Boca do Acre, Amazonas.

It’s not far from Rio Branco, the capital of Acre, the westernmost state in Brazil.

Boca do Acre is literally the ‘mouth of the Acre River,’ the confluence of the Rio Acre where it empties into the Rio Purus.

It’s a rustic wild-westy type town catering for trips into the southern area of Amazonas.

Not really a lot to write home about at all, unless…

This happens.

The bus slid sideways in the mud and off the road


On the return journey it had been raining heavily and turned the ‘highway’ into a see of mud. The bus began to slide sideways, there was no stopping it and the back wheels slid off the road into the swamp.

It could have been a lot worse, at least we stayed upright.

Five cold boring hours later, we were rescued by another bus from Rio Branco, to continue our journey.

Just one f those little incidents that help spell the word adventure.

Boca do Acre, the confluence of the Rio Acre and Rio Purus