Return Flight To La Paz — Photo Essay   Leave a comment

Last Day On The River-33-72.jpgWe had a little time before going through airport security at the Rurrenabaque Airport.

BoliviaWe chose the shade tree outside, rather than waiting inside the terminal.

BoliviaOn the shuttle to the runway, Tom is entertaining the young women.

BoliviaWalking to the plane for our 30 minute flight over the Andes to La Paz.

BoliviaThe Andes are the longest continental mountain range in the world.
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Posted September 18, 2019 by kenneturner in Bolivia, Information, La Paz, Photographic Essay

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Back In La Paz   Leave a comment

La Casona Hotel-5-72.jpgLa Casona Hotel

Downtown La Paz-72.jpgDowntown La Paz

La Casona Hotel-3-72.jpgDowntown La Paz

BoliviaDowntown La Paz — Images by kenne

Back In La Paz

An early morning
Streets still damp from a shower
In downtown La Paz.

Our stay will be short
Quick trip to Titicaca
Before flying home.

— kenne

 

Exiting The River At Rurrnabaque — Photo-Essay   Leave a comment

BoliviaUnloading at Rurrenabaque

BoliviaA short walk to Pedro’s Berraco del Madidi Tours office.

Last Day On The River-25-72.jpgIt’s mid-day in Rurrenabaque.

BoliviaBerraco del Madidi Tours office, where we were able to shower before having lunch.

BoliviaPedro’s staff. They served us well during our time in Madidi National Park.

BoliviaOur guide and owner of Berraco del Madidi Amazon Adventure Tours, Pedro Macuapa. 
We really appreciate all he did for us making our time in Madidi National Park enjoyable and very successful.
— kenne

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Heading Down River To Rurrenabaque   Leave a comment

BoliviaTraveling down the Beni River with a few jungle stops before returning to Rurrenabaque.

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Last Day On The River-21-72.jpgThe bridge at Rurrenabaque, Bolivia — Images by kenne
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Rose Canyon Lake On Mt. Lemmon   Leave a comment

Rose Lake August 2012Rose Canyon Lake On Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

“But I’ll tell you what hermits realize.
If you go off into a far, far forest
and get very quiet,
you’ll come to understand that
you’re connected with everything.”

 – Alan Watts

Heading Back To Rurrenabaque   Leave a comment

Last Day On The River-5-72.jpgOur Las Day In Madidi National Park — Images by kenne

The balsa wood rafts are pulled onto land and are left for anyone who might want them. Most of the supplies and camping equipment is removed and temporarily stored in the bush to make room for all of us to travel downriver to Rurrenabaque by mid-day. Pedro’s uncle will be left behind but will be picked up later. 

There is still much to do and see before catching our late afternoon flight back to La Paz. 
— kenne
‘Tis Nature’s law
That none, the meanest of created things,
Of forms created the most vile and brute,
The dullest or most noxious, should exist
Divorced from good—a spirit and pulse of good,
A life and soul to every mode of being
Inseparably linked. 
— William Wordsworth

 

 

Capybaras Near The Beni River   Leave a comment

BoliviaCapybaras Near The Beni River, Madidi National Park 

The capybara is a mammal that resembles a giant long-legged guinea pig.
It lives in groups near water, which is why we were able to see them
going down rivers in Madidi National Park. The capybara is the largest living rodent.

They are a favorite food of the jaguar, which may explain why some of our group
were able to see a jaguar that had just eaten a capybara near the river shore.

— kenne

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