Staying in a coconut plantation of course!

Trip Start Jan 19, 2006
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Trip End Jan 19, 2007


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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Leave our bush camp and continue south where scenery progressively more rainforesty. Lots of flooded fields and very wide rivers and trees which just go on for miles. There are intermittent gaps in the trees where there are huge lakes with dead tree stumps all over the place. Is very picturesque but very sad too and not sure why this has happened but suspect its deforestation of some sort.

Stop at a biggish town to buy ice for our drinks cooler (very important) and then keep going to Equator line which is just a marker that looks a bit like a giant hockey stick. It is roasting hot in the sun esp as is midday and we stop for lunch. I cant bear the heat outside for more than 10 mins so have to head inside the truck and hope for a breeze.

Pressing onwards we are about 2 hours outside Manaus but decide to bush camp as this will be our last night of camping (we think for a while at least. All the rest of the group are staying on the truck to Rio). We find a field full of small coconut trees and grass and a man on a tractor. This turns out to be Juan Carlos who kindly agrees to let us camp in his field although he probably didnt understand a word of the Spanglishuese used.

Wake up at 6ish to the loudest ever howler monkey howling sounds like hundreds of them but suspect its very few.
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