Friday, 10 June 2011

It just gets better and better.

Today was the day when the group split up. Out of the 17 only 10 were taking the ' Amazon Extention'.

Having said our farewells we were taken to the airport at Cuzco and then flew to Peuto Maldonado.

From there, having left any kit we didn't need in lock up storage, we were taken by bus along a dusty track for 45 minutes to a river port to catch a boat.

The boat trip lasted 3 hours and we managed to see caiman, turtles, humming birds and the worlds largest rodent, capi something.

We pulled up at a small dock and walked into the forest for about 10 minutes. Then we saw the lodge!! Bob was expecting a posh shed :-)... But it was a little more than that. It was a pucker lodge which even has electricity, albeit only between 5.30 and 9.30pm. It even has a bar :-). After a short introduction by the manager we were shown to our room. Double bed, hammock, shower, and open one side to the forest. Heaven - not sure I will be saying that at 03.00 with the night sounds of the forest and mosquitoes trying to attack through the Deet, citronella and mosi nets, but time will tell! You do have to be a little careful as it is so open, sound wise, you can hear what people nearby are up to.

Nice cold shower, well it is about 27C at the moment and now we are thinking of having a beer. Even that it not bad value at £4.00 a large bottle when you consider the transportation costs:-).

- Posted from my iPhone

Location:Amazon Rain Forest.

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