Chapter 13: The Middle of Everything
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Walking around in the untouched, deep, dense wall of vegetation with a machete and a camera, was my favourite past-time.
Peycho is proudly showing his daily miracle: bread. Left to rise for a couple of hours and then slow-cooked on low heat in this iron-cast pot over the fire
Lovely fresh bread, everyday in the wilderness!
Visited by the Tikuna people, an indigenous tribe, living on the Amazon shore, near the Brazil-Peru border.
Notice the immense expanse of the Amazon river, appearing more like a sea.
Our raft and our boat. Due to the massive amount of mosquitoes, we had sown a huge box of a mosquito net that we all could sit inside. In the photo, it is the blue thing that is “rolled up” in the front of the raft
Dense and diverse vegetation in the Amazon
Anchored for the night.
Those stunning Amazon sunset!
Our raft, parked in front of Jutai
A floating house, in front of Jutai
The calm waters of the quiet backwaters around Jutai
Loved photographing the dragonflies, its such an amazing insect.
Peycho and Henrik went on a 3 day expedition up the Jutai river, exploring tiny little side-streams, overgrown waters and flooded forest
Flooded forest in the stagnant, still waters
Problems are luring. Later that day, we lost our roof.
Another lovely Amazon sunset
A whole group of friends!
And thats the storm that took our roof!
The roof is gone! Clothes are out for drying, as things constantly get wet without the roof
Roof gone! But no rain and all smiles!
Our makeshift roof. And a tent is installed to offer a little dry space.
Piecing various sheets of plastic together and tying it all down with “cana brava” that we cut from the jungle.