|Mary and Bill from "Backstage Pass"|
|Can you see the 4 small bats hanging on the underside of|
this branch? Our guide did from quite far away.
|The water is fresh but murky with silt and the vegetation|
lush on both sides
|This green lizard, quite large, was sunning himself|
|These huge bird nests hang from the trees and are|
built by the Oropendulas. We saw these before
|Percy's boat pulled up along the bank|
|These thorns are hacked off by machete|
and used as security like broken glass on
|Percy's hand is crawling with red termites. They taste a bit|
like oranges. Scott has tried them!
|That's the termites nest|
|Mary wears one of the leaves which Percy|
picked off a tree as decoration. They stick
like velcro to any thing.
|Walking through a stand of giant ferns.|
|We watched a tribe of howler monkeys for some time. This|
is a juvenile that moved twice as much as his elders
|I have two shots of this mother with her baby clinging on|
her back and staring at us.
|Mom looks around to see what the fuss is about but it|
doesn't stop her eating. The baby is still staring a us - he's
just above her tail.
|Our guide Percy, the King of the Howlers,|
|Heather with her "leaf decoration"|
|Suzie from Joyous, Renata and Jim from Emerald Seas, Scott and Heather, Bill and Mary from Backstage Pass|
|Jim drinks from a branch Percy cut, these are|
a source of fresh water while hiking.
|Climbing down to the boat from the steep bank required|
|Even Scott has a leaf decoration, although smaller|
|Percy pointed out many birds but unfortunately I can't|
remember their names.
|As you can see it was a beautiful day, although to be|
honest almost all our days here are like this.
|Renata, Mary and Suzie with Percy and his son Perceival|
(Percy Junior) behind.
|Our delicous lunch prepared by Percy's|
neice. His mother Alice died only a month
ago. We were very sad to hear.
|The cook and staff at Alice's Restaurant|
|The restaurant itself.|
|The gift shop. Monkey River village had no electricity until|
a few months ago. Percy says it was because the person
in charge is now a woman!
|We saw a family of manatees on the way back.|