Rock View Lodge
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It rained all night, or at least every moment when we woke up. Our morning started early as usual. We had coffee and cake at the lodge, then climbed back up to the central platform of the canopy walkway. It was very misty – although not raining – and we saw a few birds. Soon, it was time to descend for breakfast. We had lots of tasty …
We had another early morning: breakfast at 6am, then we packed up and climbed into the truck for the drive to Atta Rainforest Lodge. The road we took is main link to Brazil, and, as our guides pointed out, it is not a good road. While I've been on worse, it is all red dirt, full of huge pot holes, rutted, and washboardy. We hoped to see a jaguar, as they like to walk on the road in the early morning after a rain – our current conditions – but no kitty, not even a paw ...
... of trees. Suddenly, we moved from the grasslands to the jungle. Just like entering Mirkwood.
The hike in the rainforest was very interesting. We learned about a lot of different plants, including a vine that used to be used for fishing. The vine would be cut and the juice distributed into a pond by whipping the cut vine against the water. The fish would get "drunk" and float to the surface, still alive, making them easy to catch. The practice is now illegal, ...
... Finally, he said, "Maybe it's this," and pulled a giant metal chain with massive medallion from around his neck. Oh, ya think?) to the Business Class lounge. The lounge is very cheerful, with brightly colored chairs. The kids were amused by the infomercials showing on the television.
The flight to Guyana was fine. Paul and I shared First Class with a group of young people from T&T going to a concert by John Legend in Georgetown. They were boisterous but also a ...
... ferry crossing just in time to see it depart - not a problem this time as they left every hour.
Across the river & after a few more hours driving we arrived at the final checkpoint - we had checked into the nature reserve so had to check back out. This time they wanted everyone off the truck & answer to their names - ensuring we hadn't left anyone in the jungle. The interior is a very remote place; comforting to know someone was looking out for us.
We arrived ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
TravelPod Member ReviewsRock View Lodge Annai
Rock View was a wonderful experience. The hospitality was wonderful -- we felt very welcome and thoroughly enjoyed the dinner conversation with the host and other guests. The rooms were comfortable, the grounds were fun to explore, and we thought the activities were interesting. I would definitely return to this lodge.
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