Baganara Island Resort
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Back at the hotel we sat on the terrace, sipped some 15 year XM rum, and watched all of the boat traffic on the river. The conversation was great. We relaxed for the remainder of the evening.
From one corner of the terrace, I could see the car ferry docked at the Bartica pier. I could also see two young boys that were fishing from the river wall. I never saw them catch anything, but they were definitely trying and having fun.
... both up and down.
One of the things we learned is the Mazaruni River/Essequibo River area had been used in World War II as a submarine facility. Apparently the river at that point is around 260 feet deep. Submarines would come upriver from the Atlantic Ocean for repairs and then return to the oceans to engage the enemy.
Balkarran stopped at several locations and provided us with various historical facts of the ...
... the side of the second bench seat. I climbed over the first bench and took my seat in the middle, next to her. As soon as I went over the first bench, someone put the seat back in place so Elroy had a place to sit on that front bench.
That gave me a few moments to compose myself and prepare for this next leg of the trip. Leslie leaned over and informed me that getting onto this boat was the scariest thing she had done in quite some time. ...
Today is the day Leslie is due home after being away for four months. Her Caribbean Airlines flight was due in at 06:25. One of my colleagues was departing that day so I shared a ride. That meant departing home at 03:00. After dropping off my colleague, the driver and I sat in the VIP parking area waiting for Leslie's flight.
At about 06:00 I decided to go up to the observation area of the terminal. I got up there shortly after sunrise. Unlike ...
... was affixed to the stern. Once the motor was in place and the fuel line attached, it started right up.
As we motored from the launch point across the Demerara River, our "target" was Kamuni Creek. It took just a couple of minutes to cross the Demerara and begin our trek up the Kamuni. It was at that point that the meaning of Guyana struck me. Guyana is also an Amerindian word meaning "land of many waters".