The Amazon Basin

Did I mention that the Amazon basin can get muddy?

You probably knew that the Amazon is a source for all kinds of pharmacological products, but did you know that the plants, rocks and berries are good for many, many other things?

I wonder if the tattoo our guide painted on my arm will be permanent?

Lindy asked for a photo of me. Mike’s photo card isn’t compatible with my iPad, so I can’t get at his pictures till we get home,but Augusta took this shot of the butterfly whisperer.

Okay, so now the questions:
1. So far, I have lost
A. My iPhone
B. a bathing suit
C. Both
These next few are all true or false questions:
2. Although we are in Ecuador, I was able to buy an authentic Panama hat 3. A banana plant is actually an herb
4. The word “orchid” means testicle, because that is what the plant is supposed to look like.
5. The most famous resident at the Darwin Research Station is Lonesome George, who is no relation to Lonesome Freddy.

See if you can guess who did the following activities. The choices are Shelley, Mike, Augusta
1. Floated down the Napo River in an inner tube, with butt dangling in the water 2. Hit the target in a blow gun contest
3. Using flawless Spanish, located wine in a variety store in the Galapagos, and made a purchase or two. 4. Fell asleep in the sun and ended up with a lovely stripe pattern on neck
5. Used a giant snail shell as a horn, but was not as successful as our guide in making that horn hum.

I DO have prizes!!!!

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I am intensely curious, with a spirit of adventure that is tempered by my very strong aversion to anything with potential to cause pain. I love travel, photography, reading, gardening, yoga, music and propelling myself through space (biking, dancing, walking, dancing while walking). I've never considered a lack of proficiency in any of the previous activities to be a hindrance, counting on abundant enthusiasm to make up for my shortcomings.

4 thoughts on “The Amazon Basin”

  1. Hello,
    Glad to hear from you guys!!!
    I love the butterfly whisperers hat.
    I’m going to attempt the tests.

    Part 1

    #1 A
    #2 true
    #3 true
    #4 true
    #5 true

    Part 2

    #1 Augusta
    #2 Mike
    #3 Shelley
    #4 MIke
    #5 I think I know a joke about humming. I’ll guess Augusta


  2. I reckon c
    True, for all the questions and it’s hard to guess who if your don’t actually know them!
    Glad you’re having a fab time. I thought the butterfly might be pinned on!
    We are in Aukland and relaxing for a while. Tomorrow it’s off to Coriandel peninsula to dig in the hot water beach at low tide. The aim of this particular game is to create a pool of a good temperature mixing sea water with the hot spring water! I’ll let you know how we got on!


  3. hola chica linda
    1.b, 2.t, 3. t, 4.F (you are tricky-testicle is no the same as testacle…ask the bull….)5. t
    1 Augusta, 2 Michael, 3 Shelley, 4 Augusta, 5 Shelley


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