As I prepare for a new adventure “a return to the Amazon,” perhaps a final visit to this remarkable and unique part of the world. I say “perhaps final” because the purpose of this visit is for a memorial tribute to my good friend, “brother” and personal hero Phil Marsteller.
I’ll join the family to spread his ashes and celebrate one of the most historic and adventurous lives I’ve ever had the privilege to be part of. I’m sure we’ll also do a bit of memorial fishing, share a beverage and tell stories late into the night, as he would have encouraged.
As I plan for this trip and think back on my first visit with Phil and his river ship, the “Amazon Queen” at the Rio Negro Lodge I’m reminded of our mutual friend Genival, its skipper. I wrote a story he told me as part of Sportsman Quest, the book. Here is that story. Enjoy.
Read the full story Here!