Shake down cruise up the Monamo River, Venezuela
Trip Start Feb 28, 2007
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We cuised some 20 miles upstream the river that lies a couple miles wide enjoying the chalenge of trading cloth, sewing things, forks and spoons, gosip mags, tshirts, and a sweet for every kid we came across. watching the evening skies turn rosy red as hundreds of thousands of scarlet ibis passed overhead to their night time perch in the trees on Ibis Island. Counting blue and gold Mcaws as they wove in and out of the the jugle. guessing the beast that made the eiry sounds at night fall.
we shared our xmas with our good friends Ruth and Niels on Baraka, eating turkey and ham... and decorating a palm fond for our xmas tree.
then we branched off the main river to a tributary that cut through the dense jungle...some times only wide enough to get the boat thru, to another river of the orinoco delta - the perdenales.... which we followed back down to the mouth of the monamo and back to our home-away-from home in trinidad....
the pictures say the most!!!!!