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... to jump into the air.
After he had flown it for a while, he asked Leslie if she would like to try. She jumped at the chance. After a little bit of instruction she went solo. Unfortunately, shortly after going solo she guided the kite right over some telephone lines. Luckily, Fabien was able to deftly retrieve it, so the fun continued.
I had my opportunity too. While I did not guide it into any nearby lines, let's just ...
... maintain his balance. He was laden with three large water bottles under his arm and a propane tank between his legs. I don't know how they do it, but that is not an uncommon site in Guyana. It gets even more dicey when they have to use their foot rubbing against a wheel as their brake.
Emerging from the covered bridge we came face to face with our transport to Bartica, the O-BAMA. Our journey continues in the next blog posting.
... pounds! Mr. Henry indicated some punts can hold as much as 10 tons.
The men in the fields harvesting the cane are paid based on the specific weights of the punts. Each punt is numbered so it can be tracked to ensure each man is paid according to the punt to which he contributed.
Once the cane is weighed the hopper hinges open and the cane falls out the bottom. It lands on a conveyor belt. At the top of the belt the cane drops onto another ...
... if they have room, they will "dive" to the side of the road to pick up the passenger. The passenger tenders their money (usually $60GD to $80GD) to the conductor and quickly take a seat. As soon as the door closes the driver is elbowing back into traffic.
If a passenger does not signal the mini-bus, the mini-bus will signal them. Most often the signaling and gesticulating is handled by the conductor. The conductor sits directly behind ...
... markets were fantastic! It reminded me of the hustle & bustle of India with the hundreds of street stalls surrounding. The central market, Stabroek, was housed in a cast-iron building with a clock tower on top. There was an interesting range of stalls: clothes, car parts, bird shops & gold jewellers. We stopped briefly for a delicious & inexpensive meal. After lunch we headed into the Bazaar. It was a small street down the side of the market with a ...