Hotel Fazenda Baia Das Pedras
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It was a very nice 3 ½ hour drive to Fazenda Baia das Pedras from Embiara Lodge, and very interesting to see how the terrain changed. It was so wet in places that Rita had to detour and at times cross quite deep water. How on earth she managed to find her way without any signposts at all is beyond me! Most of the time we were crossing grassland …
... get very annoying.
After lunch on day 3 we were due to leave, so we packed up all our stuff and piled in the back of the truck for the long journey back to Campo Grande. We swapped to a van once we got off the dirt roads, but by then we had been swarmed by mozzies yet again. They are relentless. Apparently they get even worse than we had them as the wet season continues. We had one night in Campo Grande and in the afternoon of the next day we had a very long bus ride to ...
... the boat. I wasn't so lucky or skilful.
We also had a demonstration of a black-collared hawk being called down from the trees to be fed piranha. A caiman also swam by to be fed piranha.
Saw plush-created jays and yellow-billed cardinals at the feeding troughs at the Fazenda.
I left my binoculars at the lodge ...
... It was amazing. They were right by the shore. They were a bit scarred of the boat, but they walked off down the river so we could follow them. Then they disappeared into the forest, but by the time we turned around to go back up the river, they were back in their same spot and we could watch them again. It was unreal. We were so lucky to see them, since it is pretty rare, even though they are relatively common in the Pantanal.
The morning of my last day, we ...
... in that respect. It is a wince-inducing squawk that was repeated over and over until they eventually flew away. It's a wonder they aren't all deaf.
That afternoon I finally found a bit of the feeling I was looking for when I went horseback riding.
It is the dry season right now and they didn't have as much flooding as usual during the wet season. So the rivers are flowing but there is a lot of dry land interspersed with small ponds and ...