Bay helping bring down the tree

Bay helping bring down the tree

Bay worked on one side, we worked on the other, the tree fell towards him.

Little Lizard

Little Lizard

Evening paddle

Evening paddle

Another glorious evening on the river

Sunset

Sunset

Sculpting

Sculpting

James using a Swedish Draw Knife to shape the front of the canoe.

Bay thinning the edges

Bay thinning the edges

One of the scariest sections, one wrong hit and you sink the canoe!

Traditional blowpipe

Traditional blowpipe

The Huaorani are still very much dependent on the jungle for their livelihood.

Bay & Beva

Bay & Beva

Our host family for 5 weeks

Tiputini River - Ecuador

Tiputini River - Ecuador

Caiman fishing with poison

Caiman fishing with poison

Diving in a poisoned river to try and hook out a Caiman.

Monkey Handbag

Monkey Handbag

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

Playing with the food

At least they know where dinner is coming from

Dinner

Dinner

Howler monkey, a delicacy!

Beva

Beva

Beva holding the canoe in position

Blue Macaw

Blue Macaw

Pygmy Marmoset

Pygmy Marmoset

The smallest primate in the world.

Bay

Bay

One of the first days working on the canoe

Work platforms

Work platforms

We had to construct some sketchy platforms to work on the canoe.

Tree Frog

Tree Frog

Canoe!

Canoe!

It was a few weeks before it started to look more like a canoe than a log!

Blue Morpho - Butterfly

Blue Morpho - Butterfly

Puffball

Puffball

Fine finishing

Fine finishing

We used smaller tools to get a great finish from the wood

Tree Frog

Tree Frog

Another perfect tree

Another perfect tree

Uploading Footage

Uploading Footage

The bane of my life, and yet here is a photo of James doing it!

Rain

Rain

A lot of Rain!!

Aerial

Aerial

Feeling so small

On the Water

On the Water

A surprisingly long canoe!

Visitor

Visitor

Last day on the water

Last day on the water

Looking tired in the early morning mist of the last day.

Paddling

Paddling

This is a very relaxed paddling position!

The Napo River

The Napo River

Moonlit Canoe ride

Moonlit Canoe ride

Camp for the night

Camp for the night

After our stove gave in to the conditions we had to build a fire every night.

Lizard

Lizard

Lizard shedding its skin

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Playing with the food

At least they know where dinner is coming from