Wings and Jaws: Day 3
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Up again at 6am and off for another walk at 7. This time we waded through (shockingly cold) water in some places and couldn´t help but think of all the caimans we had seen so far.... saw lots of birds and some mammals again and enjoyed the peace and beauty of the area.
Back for lunch and a game of football - Brazil v Mixed (ie the guides against whoever wanted to play, mostly Brits and a French family). Simon, not used to running about for a while, was soon hot, sweating and exhausted while the Brazilians, used to the heat and a daily match, ran about barefoot.
After a kip and fuss over the kitten, it was time for our boat ride along the river for more wildlife spotting. The group the day before had spotted a jaguar on the riverbank so we were very excitied at the chances of seeing one.
We saw some more otters, lots of beautiful birds and just enjoyed the scenery and the relaxing river. Our guide suggested a swim at one point but after seeing all the caimans swimming about we thought it was best to stay in the boat. There hasn´t been a caiman attack in the Pantanal (apparently) but we didn´t want to risk being the first to make the newspapers!