20 August – Iricahua Trail and Yarapa River – raffia creatures and bats

The forest hike on the Iricahua Trail was pleasant enough, but a bit meh.  Could have spent my time better with a sleep in.  I think Cath did. There was a departure briefing: off the boat at the crack of dawn tomorrow. Went into a market that had more of the raffia creatures that had… Continue reading 20 August – Iricahua Trail and Yarapa River – raffia creatures and bats

18 August: Llanalpa and Dorado River – Piranha and Cayman

Forest hike in Llanalpa trail (did I skip that for a sleep-in?) Steamed off for the Dorado River. Had a cooking class by the ship’s chef: preparation of the local dish “juanes”, which was a mixture of rice and spices with a peeled, boiled egg, wrapped in a banana leaf and steamed (or perhaps baked,… Continue reading 18 August: Llanalpa and Dorado River – Piranha and Cayman

17 August: Amazonas Community and Clavero Lake

Skiff ride along Marañon river.  Visit Amazonas community vilage, with demonstrations of cane sugar crushing and local cuisine.  Met some school children, who sang us a song.  Learned to make Pisco sours.  Saw the merging of the Marañon and Ucayali rivers, where the Amazon is formed. In the afternoon we went on another skiff ride… Continue reading 17 August: Amazonas Community and Clavero Lake

Well, that was Peru

Well, that was Peru. Had to wake up at 04:00 this morning, to get ready for an 08:37 flight to Santiago. All went well with the transfer from the hotel, and the check-in at the airport, although there was a good deal more standing around, waiting, than expected. I’m currently sitting in the second last… Continue reading Well, that was Peru

Some photos from the Amazon

This python was minding its own business, coiled up in the water below, when our local creature spotter (in green) took a hefty stick and lifted it out, the better for us to see. He put it down on the bank of the stream, but this seemed the better action shot.

After several days of not getting the workflow right, and being confused by a mysterious error in uploading (that I now suspect may be the result of insuffient permissions in FireFox at this end), I have resized and uploaded a handful of photos from the Amazon part of the journey.  Story about the Amazon, a… Continue reading Some photos from the Amazon

Settling in at Titicaca – taking it easy to acclimatise to altitude

I haven’t been doing very well with the travel blogging yet, have I?  We’ve had an eventful week on the steaming Amazon on board the Delfin II and I haven’t posted a single photo or even a story!  In my defence, there were no radio waves, and no time to write.  In the nature of… Continue reading Settling in at Titicaca – taking it easy to acclimatise to altitude