Phew, yesterday I woke up several times in the night – even changing the sleeping position in the tent is not that easy. “Sleeping in the jungle” sure is an experience . I believe every muscle in my body is hurting and my legs itch from the sand fly( ? )-stings I got during the rafting, but hey! There is an incredible sunrise as reward!
Soon my stomach also starts to growl: Such hikes definitely stimulate the appetite . Shortly breakfast for champions is served: Delicious patacones and sausages, scrambled eggs, cornflakes and fruits… and coffee that can wake the dead
Today there is no abseiling planned. We will walk through a canyon which also has a creek, but no waterfalls.
After we have packed up the tent again, we start right away: It is now almost 9:00. A 6-hour walk awaits us.
It seems to me this time as if we would less often walk uphill and downhill. Nevertheless the track is not necessarily easy. But today we get much more information about the numerous flora by José. Between the huge mahogany and balsa trees there are also these absolutely strange little trees called cecropia (ant trees). Countless ants live in symbiosis in the hollow branches of this bush – if you touch the branches they will surface through openings to look for the cause. It is interesting to know where to find drinkable water and for what purpose you can use different parts of plants: From disinfecting liquids to insect repellents to natural colours, everything seems to have its use here. Some tracks of forest dwellers are also explained along the way. Numerous animals seem to have crossed our path before us: José shows us some snake, armadillo and even some tapir and ocelot tracks. Unfortunately we don’t see any of those animals. “They are definitely here, and they see us, but we don’t see them!” – I am certain of that… I don’t think I can spot a hidden animal in an ocean of different shades of green .