3-days excursion to Galibi
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Crossing the Wijdenbosch-bridge we left Paramaribo (again!) on our way to Albina, ashore the Marowijne-river. From there we would take a 'piakas' (boat made by the Indians) to Galibi (only transportation to get there!). Our goal was watching the big turtles laying eggs on the beach.
We had a coffee stop at a nice spot near to a river, we passed Mungo (former American bauxite village) and made a stop at the Moiwana monument. Such a sad story about it (memorial for 38 victims because of a massacre Nov. 29, 1986).
We reached Albina and had to wait a little for 'our boat' to Galibi. Across the river is French Guiana. We would visit St. Laurent du Maroni a couple of days later.
The boat trip took about 2,5 hours......... and was very wet (splashing bow water).
The Myrysji Lodge at Galibi is located right at the beach. Very simple accommodation (although we had a room with, a kind of, a bathroom).
After a late lunch we spend some time at the beach, at nigth we did our excursion to the turtle beach (another hour by boat). It was just great to see the turtles doing their hard job to dig a hole and laying their eggs. Afterwards they cover the hole and 'walk' back to the sea again. The eggs are brooded (covered by sand) by the sunshine.
Next day we visited (by boat) tiger island and did a village walk. At night we had a cultural performance.