Trip Start Nov 03, 2012
57Trip End Dec 31, 2012
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Not only monkeys but a speckled owl and its owlet, two types of Army ants (one that photogenically crossed our path the other which unphotogenically took over our path causing us to run) and a multitude of fungi.
After the walk we came back to the lodge to pack up and one last opportunity to use a regular toilet for a few hours
Getting out of the boat was a challenge. Mud everywhere.
We visited a small dock on the lake where Eduardo informed us that this lake was dying/evaporating and would like turn to swamp/marsh land in 70-80 years. Further a long the bank of the lake was a lookout tower. We climbed the stairs to the top where we met up with the boat crew who had spotted a black collared eagle that sat majestically on top of a tree, totally out of range of Alexis' camera but thankfully well within Tina's Pentax.
Returning to the boat we were surrounded by monkeys, two types, the squirrel and the manchurian which seem quite at ease taking up the same canopy.
Rain came and before it went away to annoy us another day, we arrived at the ranger station where Edward needed to make a report of sightings and we saw evidence first hand, of how rain changes the structure of the shore line (a piece of it slid off the bank and almost into the boat).
3 hours later, at the junction of two rivers was Bocca Manu, a small town if Andean and native people we picked up supplies for dinner (bottle of red at 30 Soles) and onto the Hummingbird lodge who, unfortunately due to a break down in communication was not expecting us.