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Close Encounters with Sea Creatures

These are Pacific reef sharks like the ones that hunted me.  Image.

These are Pacific reef sharks like the ones that hunted me. Image.

During the next few daysI I found myself still laboring at the entrance to that small river bed where I had felled the giant tree. The trips in the loaded canoe with the cut up branches of the tree that had grown to cover the sky in the company of like trees of its size, made me more diligent in cleaning the large branches and cutting the wood that would feed the fire and make another mound of the precious coal used for cooking. All the time I pondered having the opportunity to have my own piece of land and being able to live in these beautiful woodlands, Continue reading

The Fall of a Giant

A perfectly protected Mangrove forest in Esmeraldas, Ecuador.

A perfectly protected Mangrove forest in Esmeraldas, Ecuador.

I had been out fishing all night and morning found me still sleeping on the ground of this small cabin overlooking the bay. Sleep had caught me wrapped up in a dream about getting back to Colon after making land again in Bocas Town. At least that had been my idea of resting up a little after I asked for a five dollar reward for all that I had done to contribute to earning some cash. Continue reading