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Amazon Adventure - 8 Day Ecuador

I had an adventure of a lifttime and would not have missed it for the world even if I had known I would be caught in quicksand and stranded in the rainforest. I'll hold dear to my heart the camaraderie, and will always remember our splendid teamwork

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A small Amazon family
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Marti de Metropolis
Even waiting to be rescued from the unrelenting insects, the night spent under the stars in the rainforest proved to be a great adventure; the reason I signed on. The experience of being sucked into …
Amazon home
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Marti de Metropolis
Another day of kayaking, but on a sun-filled day decorated with butterflies. Avoiding the logs and overhanging tree branches was still a challenge as our attention drew to the multitude of bird life, …
Amazon home
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Marti de Metropolis
The rain continued throughout the day of expedition kayaking. We paddled down the river, the color of creamed coffee. We didn't mind because we were wet anyway. The plan to sleep along the riverbank …
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Marti de Metropolis
We kayaked for about four hours, mostly in the rain. The river snaked through the vast forest offering glimpses of monkeys high in the canopy. We learned to watch for them where tall trees grew close …
Kayak group in the Amazon
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Marti de Metropolis
The above adventure was not exactly the planned itinerary, but I believe we topped it ~ as adventure goes. I might add that this journal is only a quick peek at our trip. Unlike the adventurers who …
Praparing to kayak in the Amazon
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Marti de Metropolis
Another boat came sometime after midnight, but the nighttime river journey, beaconed by a small spotlight at the bow of the boat about 45 feet away from the driver in the stern, and a three hour …
Loading up the van
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Marti de Metropolis
That's right, the very next day the prop on the outboard motor on the same canoe which was taking us up river to Coca, and closer to home, hit something beneath the water and we were stranded. I have …
A monkey and his flower
Author
Marti de Metropolis
We kayaked down the Shiripuna River, camped in the rainforest under a full moon and trekked the Amazonian basin blanketed by a forty-foot high jungle canopy. Magnificent bromelaids grew on braids of …

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