The Angel Falls

Angel Falls Travel Blog

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Wow!

After brekkie, it was back to the boat for another few hours along the river to reach the start point of the trek to the falls. We arrived at a little hut and from here we began the trek through the jungle up to the lookout. We named one of the German couples Mr and Mrs Stinky on account of the powerful B.O. They were in their 60´s and travelling with a much younger couple, think the Stinkies were the parents of one of them. Anyway, Mr Stinky, in true German style, stripped down to a very minimal pair of red speedos (he got changed at the lodge in full view of everyone - I was unlucky enough to see him in his full glory. ´Shocked´  would describe my facial expression at turning round to see a bare white & saggy arse).

How cute is this pup!
We wondered if he was off for a swim but then he put his socks and hiking boots back on and began the trek. So yep thats right, Mr Stinky trekked up a rocky, steep path through the bugs-everywhere jungle in a pair of skimpy arse-flashing speedos and his boots. And thats right, we got stuck right behind him at some point.

The trek took us over a stepping stone river, through dense jungle and up a winding path until we reached the mirador. As the path went on the roar of the falls grew louder and after about an hour, we got to the mirador. The Falls were just amazing, so huge and high and surrounded in jungle. The setting of the Falls was just beautiful, with huge flat top mountains, dense jungle and patches of cloud and mist covering parts of the Falls.

The water swirled as it cascaded so that it looked like powdery satin. When we first got there, we couldn´t see the top of the Falls because of the cloud but it soon cleared and so we just lied back on the massive boulders and took in the view of the Falls. We stayed there for ages until the Germans, speedo and all, arrived. We found another lookout point away from the rest and stayed there enjoying the views until the others had began the descent. Eventually we had to leave although we could have stayed there all day, it was simply a magical place.

After a delicious lunch of bbq chicken we went and sat down by the river. A little further up the river, the group of Germans went to have a swim. Once again, we got to see a whole lot more of them than we intended to. The younger German couple stripped off completely to put their swimming gear on (why bother). As we looked round we had a his n hers view and all I can say is that we named the younger couple Arse Crack and Ball Sack. I have to say I think us Brits are far too shy and worried about privacy.

Back in the boat for a few hours along the river back to the lodge for more puppy playing (chewing) and dinner. The second night in the hammocks brought more rain.

The next day we headed back to Canaima and thankfully our plane was waiting for us so no 4-hour wait horah!!

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Wow!
Wow!
How cute is this pup!
How cute is this pup!
Pup chewing on Simon´s arm!
Pup chewing on Simon´s arm!
Jungle trek
Jungle trek
View of the Falls from lunch spot
View of the Falls from lunch spot
Angel Falls
photo by: siri