IWOKRAMA RAINFOREST

Trip Start Jan 11, 2011
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Trip End Feb 19, 2011


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Flag of Guyana  , Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo,
Saturday, January 29, 2011

Part Three, consisted of flying from Ordinuik Falls to an airstrip in the Iwokrama Rainforest.  This time a kind old gentleman traded seats with me and he found out how cramped I had been in the back.  We flew at about 140 miles per hour, varying from 3000 to 6000 above the massive forest.  Of the party of five, only two of us disembarked , myself and a Miami surgeon.  We both did the 3 day, 2 night  "GREENHEART TOUR". We were piocked up at the airstrip and driven to the nearby beautiful Iwokrama grounds.  Lovely buildings, cabins, dining area in a fantastic setting by a peaceful river just below some minor cataracts and a ferry crossing.  In the late afternoon, we did a trail walk with our Amerindian guide, Egbert.  He had a keen eye for spotting anything that moved and he was assisted by a powerful telescope and binoculars by Zavrowski.  We got within 2 feet of an emerald tree boa and viewed numerous birds on the tree tops through his telescope. In the evening, we took a boat on the river and scanned the dark with a hand beacon, looking for any glint from the eyes---boa, moth, or caiman.   During all this the sky was spectacularly full of stars!   
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