Roraima - Day 6

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Kukenan Tepui at dawn
    Woke up to a beautiful sunrise, so I walked around with my camera taking plenty of photos of Kukenan and Roraima tepuis. Today's hike was a long slog back to our starting point. We had a breakfast of cereal and scrambled eggs to provide us with the necessary energy, and then we set off at 0715.

The walk was 8 miles & took 3 hours, and it was pretty uneventful. We got to the start point about an hour before the second half of the group, so we passed time drinking coke and sweating! We had cold beers waiting for us when the end of the group came in, then we tipped the porters and set off in the 4x4.

We stopped in the village where the track meets the main road for lunch of chicken, potatoes, rice... and hot sauces containing ants and termites! The ants were enormous and the texture was like eating prawns with their shells on, while the termites were too small to have a distinctive texture. After lunch we got back on the 4x4 and headed on down to Santa Elaina de Uarien.

This is a proper border mining town, complete with signs for Brazil. The hotel owner was a bit stroppy but it was okay - sleeping in a bed after 6 nights camping was strange! The hotel had a selection of parrots including a scarlet Macaw, in an aviary that was frankly too small for them.
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Kukenan Tepui at dawn
Kukenan Tepui at dawn
photo by: Sads79