Today is our last full day exploring the Amazon tributaries. One might think that you have “seen it all” this late in our explorations. Oh, you can be so wrong sometimes. The rat snake swimming across the creek at Nauta Caño was certainly a surprise, the tree with three monk saki monkeys was an unexpected pleasure, and the gentleman we found neck deep in the water with his son in a nearby canoe was a curious find. The gentleman was diving for armored catfish eggs. The catfish digs a hole in the muddy bank and then lays eggs in the burrow.
We have seen a lot, and gathered many memories of a place with diverse resources and local people that are resilient, resourceful and knowledgeable about their surroundings. We can only hope the rest of the world sees this place as more than a resource for exploitation, it is a place called home as well.