108 - 16th March 2006 - Bonito, Pantanal


A late night game of speed between Kim and Ofri


Swinging about in the hammocks - Me playing with the exposure settings on the camera


Kim beating Ofri


Pip and Chris set up their own game - Canasta


The decorations in Bonito


Bonito high street


One the way to the Pantanal - Dirt road


Breaking for lunch by this indoor fountain


Turtles in warm themselves in the beam of light


The Pantanal


The Pantanal is a huge wetland / swamp


Complete with Caiman


Piranha Fishing!


Fishing with Bamboo rods


Gary trying his luck


Bhanu makes the first catch of the day


Here's why you wouldn't want to fall in


Ben makes a catch


and looks very happy about it too


We all keep trying


and trying


Success!!! A teeny tiny catfish - Quite poisonous apparently so we put him back


Pip catches a Piranha!


And looks even happier than Ben!


Our catches


The wonderful wiring of South America - Don't touch the shower head!


Pantanal by night


A bat catching mosquitos


Our catch - Deep fried and ready to eat


Personally I prefer it when my food doesn't look at me when I eat it.


The waterlilies only open at night


But then they seem to glow


I didn't mean to get Chris in the shot but it's such a Levi ad pose that I just had to include it here


Ofri lining up for the break


On the bus to the farm - The blue ink is a fruit dye that lasts 10 days


Local wildlife - A Parrot


Some Alligators


Waiting for the other group to come back


It's a hard life


The Pantanal Swamps


The water level changes dramatically over the year


Ready to tackle the swamps


Can you tell I've never done this before? What gave it away?


Nicole and Sarah look much more comfortable


Ben on his horse


The treetops


Marching off to the swamp


And in we go!


Through the jungle


More swampland


I took my time at the back - None of this trotting / cantering / galloping lark for me


Through the undergrowth


The farm


The sun begins to set


Another beautiful sunset


Our transport had to cross some bridges without us aboard


Amazing clouds