A cruise and then a lunch. This is primarily a fishing village. We took two boats (our cruise ships) for a ride up and down the river to see the village. Here our  captains were awaiting our arrival.

 

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Tim, Alan, Karl, and Caroline were passengers in the blue boat.

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In this photo you can see men passing building materials in chain gang fashion to build a new bridge.

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Other boaters were very careful to slow down when approaching another boat to avoid splashing up the muddy water.

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Our oarsman looked to be 10 or 12 but I was told he was probably more like 14.

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After our cruise, we went to lunch in a rather nice home. In order to get to it however, we had to traverse some very muddy land. Note that a couple of men dragged some boards to make a walkway for us.

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Note that all the houses are raised because of high water at times of the year.

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Our hostess preparing our lunch.

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Inside our hosts’ home.

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We ate on the balcony overlooking this muddy river.

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The following photos were taken from the area where we had lunch.

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After lunch our hostess made a cell phone call while reclining on the ever present hammock.

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