Relaxing At The Estancia

May 27, 2006
Day 241
Remanso to Versalles Canoe Trip Day 8

It was another relaxing day in paradise. We had coconuts for breakfast, cleaned up our room a bit, and did some morning fishing. I caught two nice keepers and felt like I earned my keep by contributing.

Lunch once again consisted of beans, rice, and meat. None of us cared that we kept getting the same food because it was free and we got plenty of it.

It was hot and the mosquitoes were out in full force this afternoon, so we had a coconut cocktail and a siesta.

As another day came to and end with a beautiful sunset, we did some more fishing. My comrades grew quite jealous when I reeled in several big ones and they got nothing. The gauchos came down to watch us. They had gotten into a bottle of booze and began cheering us on like we were fishing celebrities.

For dinner, besides the usual beans and rice, we had lots of delicious fried fish. The conversation turned to soccer and the drunken gauchos wanted to have a game against us tomorrow. Too bad we have to leave. I don't think anyone would care even if we stayed there for a month. I never even got the name of the estancia, but I think it's better that way. It may be the best-kept secret of the Amazon.

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