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 is a huge wetland / swamp
Complete with Caiman
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
Success!!! A teeny tiny catfish - Quite poisonous apparently so we put him back
Pip catches a Piranha!
And looks even happier than Ben!
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
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
Marching off to the swamp
And in we go!
Through the jungle
I took my time at the back - None of this trotting / cantering / galloping lark for me
Through the undergrowth
The sun begins to set
Another beautiful sunset
Our transport had to cross some bridges without us aboard