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Heading out to the Clay Lick
Although most walking in the jungle was on sometimes very muddy footpaths, the clay lick was so commonly visited, there was a concrete block trail all the way and restrooms at the end.
Dead, but still....
Andreas, our Guide
We had two wonderful guides. We had Patricio in the Galapagos. This is Andreas who was our guide through the Napo River.
Our Paddle Up the Creek to the Wildlife Centre
The creek was a 2 1/2 hour paddle to the Lodge. All materials to build the lodge, including generators and refrigerators, were brought up by paddled dugout canoe.
Sunset Over the Lodge as we Arrived
There's Anaconda in There Somewhere
The Lodge and Wildlife Centre
Lodging was Pretty Nice
The Amazon Basin
Happy Birthday George!
The louvered window in the centre was the living room which had a glass floor to watch the Otters and Caymans frolic in the shallows.
Paul and Brenda
At the foot of a Kapok Tree, related to the Redwood.
Dianne and George
Looking up towards the the top of the observation tower
Andreas, our Guide and Marin our local guide
Dianne, wearing her best dugout canoe apparel and her consort, George
Most of the Gang Heading Out
This day, Brenda decided to take a pass and have a veg out day while the rest of us went back to the clay lick.
Brenda Doing Her Own Nature Thing
According to our guide, a Caiman can get to that length however not as thick.
A Caiman for Real
This one was about 3-4 metres long
He's either on the rampage or yawning.
Wild Pigs at the Clay Lick
We didn't see any parrots, but the pigs were kind of neat
Howler Monkey Howling
Hoatzin aka Stinky Turkeys
River Otter and Breakfast
A Happy Trip Was Had by All
Blue Footed Boobies