135 - 27th April 2006 - Amazon Basin - Day 1


Leaving France Amazonia and climbing down the steps to the Rio Napa and our boat


It looks quite jungly


Chris smiling on the boat - before we realised there was a tarantula aboard


Small huts on the riverside


Our boat companion.


Heading into the Jungle for our trek


It was a little on the muddy side


Chris in the jungle. Snazzy hat huh?


Daniel, our guide, explaining about the uses of various plants


The ants have been busy with this one


The underside of a huge leaf


Horned spider


Bug thing


Butterfly


There are six different sub species of this plant in the jungle


A tree that uses spikes to protect itself


Spike


Nice viewpoint of the river


Interesting texture


Pip in the Jungle


Salamander in the process of changing it's colour


Fruits of the forest


No gateaux though


It's just like Return of the Jedi


Punting along


Old lady at the lodge setting up some fishing lines


The lodge parrot


Eating some pineapple


Chris preparing to go tubing


Kid on the boat


Kathering doesn't look to excited about the prospect


Enduring the rain. We were about to get wet anyway


Bhanu and Sarah set sail


The water was very fast flowing


Daniel wasn't going to let them stay dry though


Irun on the water


Kathering settles in


Jungle river


Daniel making sure that Sarah and Bhanu haven't dried out in the mean time


Chris tubing


Still tubing.


Heading off downstream


Back at the lodge


The river


The parrot coming to investigate the hammock


and getting in a bit of a flap over it