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Orinoco flow
After a long trek back from the Gran Sabanna we stopped off at a ramshackle camp to take a tour of part of the Orinoco delta.  The Orinoco is the 8th largest river in the world, and the delta is inhabited by the Warao Indians who live on simple wooden and thatch structures at the waters’ edge.  They live a simple subsistence life, nicking electricity for their satellite TVs (their one luxury, often shared) from the local mains wire.  Our trip on the delta was interesting for the wildlife and the Indians, but a day does not do it justice and I’d like to spend more time here.
Date(s): August 2006. Album by Gerard Coulson. Photos by Gerard Coulson. 1 - 63 of 63 Total. 284 Visits.
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A land shark, whilst we wait to cross the Orinoco

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One of the ferries

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On the ferry

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Pieter and J-P stow the beer

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View from the roofrack

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The might Orinoco

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Pieter

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Localised flooding

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This group were going to paddle 100 miles down the river

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The kids, with local indian homes on the far bank

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A real dugout

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Green parrots in a coconut palm

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A local commute

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We stayed here!

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A local home

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This is a delicacy for the locals, Monica declined after initial enthusiasm!

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One of the lakes in the delta

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A turtle sun bathing

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Windswept!

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A riverside camp

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Another turtle

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A red howler monkey going after a nut

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Monica swimming in a downpour

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Vultures cooling down

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This chicken-like bird is quite rare and very ancient

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A series of Toucan shots

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