You perhaps were not fully aware of the panic on board when we stopped and the barge continued, Panic was from the Ch steward who was running around telling everyone that the captain and mate had jumped onto the barge and had abandoned us all.
The passengers, didn't the Dr ask for samples of our drinking warter (strange i never remembered drinking water on the Cuthbert) when we had to make a short diversion to pump in river water as our nirex pump had broken and wern't those samples checked back in the states with the result they were more pure than NY tap water?
There were also two young lady passengers who went on a ''jungle walk'' arranged at some stop passed Manaus, i also went with them, both the guide and myself were quite concerned that neither of them had any form of footware...
And lastly back up to NY - you said I could not take the pig into the states, (by that time I'd passed it on to the 4th eng who would walk it around the deck) It was duly dispatched one teatime cooked and inserted to the watchmens sandwitchs' . Of course we didn't tell the 4th until he'd eaten them .
I think that trip was also the time we took days to get round Cape Hatteras due to the foul weather, and the last of the spare diodes blew before we could get to NY (I hated that damned radar!)
Salinopolis pilots, salinopolis pilots salinopolis pilots, this is Cuthbert Cuthbert Cuthbert? repeat as many times as you can!!