Our tour of the jungle was due to begin at 10:00 am on Tuesday morning, and sure enough, our tour guide, Franziska arrived to tell us the plan and to let us know that there would only be two other guests on the trip with us. Suzy and Madeline, from Atlanta, had left their husbands to tend the home fires, and had first visited Suzy's father, who is a resident of Quito, and then decided to take this trip for a little more adventure.
Franziska advised us that they had experienced three flat tires while bringing back the last batch of travelers, but that everything was fine now. We found out why the tires blew up later in the trip. Our bus was an open-sided type mounted on a truck chasis (good idea!), and she just grabbed our bags and threw them into the front area used for baggage.
Franziska showed what a good guide she was by letting us know that she had been able to contact the crew of the boat to pick us up in a few hours, so she went to the boat yard and picked up a brand new aluminum boat, which you see being loaded.
Once loaded, we started north from Coca for about 30 miles, then east for a like amount...that was the end of the paved road...coming up was one and one half hours of really bumpy and dusty road, until we reached the river's edge, where the men unloaded the boat, and luggage, and supplies, while our guide and driver's wife fixed lunch.
Here is a shot of us during the three hour boat ride to the big boat...
Here is a shot of our new boatmates, Suzy & Madeline, along with Franziska and intrepid watcher for logs...
We headed for a huge thunderstorm and weathered that, then as night fell, I took this shot.
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