My Amazon Adventure

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  1. Neil H

    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    So i was recently sent to the country of Guyana for work, and i thought i would share some pics with you, those that dont know Guyana is in the West Indies and shares a border with Brazil deep in the Amazon....

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    After 66 hours of travel the last 11 hours was on the back of this bedford.... 11 hours to cover exactly 94KM.....

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    this is the accommodation i stayed in ..... had to sleep in the hummocks because of snakes

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    a short hike into the Amazon..... 30km, 38 degs C, 90% Humidity, drank 13L of water and thought i was going to die... but made it somehow!



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    Dawn In the Jungle ...... 40m high trees up to 50m high in places

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    Some sort of Barbel caught in a stream next to camp, the stream was only 2m wide and 30 cm deep, i had been swimming in there moments before this devil was caught !
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    A caimen caught in camp, it was later released.

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    Heding back to georgetown on a river some 10km wide ...

    it was an awesome trip but bloody hard !
     
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    looks awesome!
    would love to visit someday
     
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    Fantastic man, More pics and stories please
     
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    looks awesome,

    please share more!
     
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    Looks awesome Neil, but what the hell were you doing there.... get LOST?
     
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    Neil, where the Discus dude???
     
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    yeah would like to see the places where they collect all the wild caught specimens :)
     
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    Chris, you still importing dude?
     
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    lol neil that looks like a great trip :) A good friend of Mine Nipper thomson was also a geoligist in Guyana a year ago, he came back a changed man :) Seeing that cute little caiman reminds me of taking one on a fly when I was in the Pantanal of Brazil a few years back, great fun little fellas:)

    and good to see that jungle is slimming you down a little:)

    PS did you find any gold?
     
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    Very interesting Neil...
     
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    Neil H Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I am a geologist, so was helping a client out with some issues

    those large guppy things ;)

    :lol: ja ou crispy .... i lost plenty kilo's that hike

    gold ..... you know i couldnt tell you that now dont u :whistling::whistling::whistling:
     
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    Neil H Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    bridge in the jungle
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    river bank thick with mangroves
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    not quite waterboy ..... but i seem to hve survived the water purification system
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    sleeping quarters..... worked great if u remember that you cant roll over in the night !:thumbup:
     
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    YOH!
     
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    flipping hell, you had walls and shelves dude, i thought u said you were slumming it! No hardship there:)

    oh and i seem to recall byilding better bridges than that myself, i can see you are a geologist and not an engineer :) How long was the trip for in total?

    and come on, tell us about the leeches :)
     
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    lol, looks comfy
     
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    Neil H Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    "walls and shelves"........ Ol crispins definition of luxary lol !

    there were vampire bats in the roof of that hut !

    no leeches, well none on me anyway, but the ants..... not sissy South frican ants, those bloody amazon ants bit the C$%p out of me .... hammocks dont keep them out.

    I was in the amazon for about a week, and then a good couple days either side spent travelling .... had to fly via dakar and new york city, so that was cool !
     
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    lol the ants in Mozambique were more frightning than the gaboon vipers i came across. I watched a whole chicken left on a table get removed in a swarm of red ants that made me fear for my life! and the blind "siafu" ants which hiss at you and hunt in packs are quite a sight too. I have a pic of a road way with "rivers" of ants crossing it and you can hardly see the sand for the walls of guard ants as the workers move between them, quite astounding order to the society:)

    PS i assume you got beer???
     
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    Neil H Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i can only imagine the ants like that ..... they tell me if the fire ants march there is nothing you can do buy get the hell out the way !

    Actually the beer was rather poor at best, but the Rum was magic !! And at $4 for a bottle of 5yr old it was very reasonable
     
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    What he get lost toooo :whistling: :lol::lol::lol:

    Sounds like a awesome trip.
     
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    What an awesome job to have, now I know what profession my kid needs to do. ;)
     
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