Their stay in Manaus was a short one, as the intend to be back on the water today. But it gave them an opportunity to take a brief rest and restock some of their supplies. West has been paddling pretty much non-stop since mid-August and after covering more than 2500 miles, 500 of which were rough whitewater, he's feeling the strains of the journey.
Reading the team's updates I'm reminded of just how large the Amazon River truly is. I've been there myself and was in awe, but sometimes you forget the scope of this waterway. The video below puts it somewhat into perspective, as the boat that is seen here is actually an ocean-going cargo ship that managed to sail 1400 miles (2250 km) up stream. For a vessel of that size to go up the river that far, you know that it must be not only plenty wide but more importantly plenty deep.
The team isn't quite in the homestretch just yet, but they are doing well. I think they'll be wrapping up their epic expedition by early to mid-December. Stay tuned for more updates.