Bueno despues de un dia intenso en la selva con los Indigenas de la nacion Shuar donde fui su huesped por dos dias, retornamos a la ciudad de Coca (Francisco Orellana City) solamente para encontrarnos con el desorden unico que se vive en un pais cuando la policia, encargada de protegernos de los malos, secuestra a un Presidente de una republica.
Si hoy estoy en Ecuador y la situacion a sido bastante tensa durante todo el dia, asi que mi deseo mas intenso es coger el bote que me llevara manana hacia la frontera con Peru. Realmente espero disfrutar de la calma, la serenidad y la belleza del Rio Napo. Y solo al pensar en ello, me doy cuenta porque cada dia me gusta mas la Amazonia y se me hace mas dificil tolerar la ciudad.
En todo caso es un poco tarde y ha sido un dia intenso, asi que manana, o apenas tenga internet de nuevo, les comentare como continua Dios bendiciendo este bello recorrido que sigue las huellas del conquistador Espanol Francisco de Orellana.
Loreto hosts annual raft race across the Amazon river
Lima, Sep. 25 (ANDINA). The 12th International Raft Race across the Amazon river started Thursday with a tour of the main sights of Iquitos, capital of Loreto region. Some 48 local and international teams will compete in the races.
According to the Regional Trade and Tourism Director Mauro Guimet, this year's race has attracted many competitive teams and riders from all over the world, including the US, Canada, Israel and Iran.
As part of the event, teams were escorted to Nauta city, where local authorities had organized a welcome party for them
Then, participants headed to Pescadores island, where they’re given the necessary tools to prepare their rafts.
Today they cross the final stretch into the town of Tamshiyacu, where attendees will be able to enjoy an artistic show,” Guimet told Andina news agency.
The awarding ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, the final day of the race, at 15:00 hours (local time).
Members include all competitors, supporters and friends of the Great Amazon River Raft Race, Iquitos, Perú - a grueling raft race of 112 miles over 3 days on the Amazon River on team-made balsa log rafts.
Amazon Drought Worst in 47 YearsSeptember 24, 2010Key transportation routes across the Amazon Basin are being severed by low water levels.
A parching drought in northern Brazil has caused the Amazon River to dwindle to its lowest level since 1963.
Seven remote towns that rely on the waterway as their link to the outside world have been cut off as their tributaries all but dried up.
Meteorologists say lack of rainfall, which is typical for this time of year, should continue for a few more weeks until the start of the rainy season.
They say that the unusually active Atlantic hurricane season has “tapped” moisture that would have otherwise provided rainfall for the Amazon region.
Residents who lived through the 1963 dry spell say that the current availability of mineral water and water trucks has helped limit the drought’s impact.
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