Day 12 - Refugio Amazonas

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Well... today started out as a bit of a bust.  It began storming around 10pm last night.  And by storming I'm talking massive amounts of thunder, lightening and rain.  The thunder and lightening ceased around 4am but the rain continued up until about noon.  So Yordana had us do a little activity since it was a bit too heavy of a rain for us to go out.  We painted t-shirts.  Kerry's had nice butterflies and mine looked like a chicken... We dubbed it "El Pollo Loco"!

We ate lunch and as the weather had subsided we went out for our afternoon activity.  We on a medicinal plant walk where we found out about the local plant life and the medicinal properties they held.  After that we went across the river to a local farm to see how they ecologically farm without clear cutting the rain forest. 

We were headed to the lookout to catch sunset when we came across a Capybara that was on the riverbank right where we were disembarking.  The local guides/boat masters had named him Rome.  We were able to get very close as he was slightly injured after a jaguar attack and the guys had pretty much had him calmed down.  We got some great pics.

Ended the day with another fine dinner by the staff at Refugio.  Great trip to the jungle!
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Sundown over the Tambopata River
Sundown over the Tambopata River
Capybara named Rome...
Capybara named Rome...
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