January 18, 2007
We got up before dawn to find some activity at the port in Maripasoula. A boat full of empty fuel drums was about to leave, so we jumped in with them and took off. We were able to move much faster downstream, and plowing over the waterfalls was no problem. We stopped at several more Maroon villages and got back to Saint Laurant just before dark in the middle of a rainstorm. Otto and Dominique were still around, telling crazier stories than ever. I had been in touch with Alina, a couchsurfer from Kourou, and we made plans to start heading her way tomorrow.