Bay helping bring down the tree
Bay worked on one side, we worked on the other, the tree fell towards him.
Another glorious evening on the river
James using a Swedish Draw Knife to shape the front of the canoe.
Bay thinning the edges
One of the scariest sections, one wrong hit and you sink the canoe!
The Huaorani are still very much dependent on the jungle for their livelihood.
Bay & Beva
Our host family for 5 weeks
Tiputini River - Ecuador
Caiman fishing with poison
Diving in a poisoned river to try and hook out a Caiman.
Once you have your monkey it is just a case of tying its tail to it's head and hey presto, a hand bag!
Playing with the food
At least they know where dinner is coming from
Howler monkey, a delicacy!
Beva holding the canoe in position
The smallest primate in the world.
One of the first days working on the canoe
We had to construct some sketchy platforms to work on the canoe.
It was a few weeks before it started to look more like a canoe than a log!
Blue Morpho - Butterfly
We used smaller tools to get a great finish from the wood
Another perfect tree
The bane of my life, and yet here is a photo of James doing it!
A lot of Rain!!
Feeling so small
On the Water
A surprisingly long canoe!
Last day on the water
Looking tired in the early morning mist of the last day.
This is a very relaxed paddling position!
The Napo River
Moonlit Canoe ride
Camp for the night
After our stove gave in to the conditions we had to build a fire every night.
Lizard shedding its skin