It's a terrific ride--very quiet. We saw some beautiful birds--a couple of tiny malachite kingfishers, some type of cormorant, and a couple beautiful little waterfowl. We're told the birds are more numerous late in the afternoon. And the trees are absolutely amazing--terrific intertwined mangrove root systems all along the river. Sometimes I felt I'd been transported to one of Tolkien's swampy forests! And in fact, we spotted some lovely round trees that we have tentatively identified as the lost entwives!
Great Roots, huh???
When we finally reached the "island" where Mangrove Paradise is to be built, it was a beautiful area, but not much had been realized yet.... just a few half-constructed huts and shelters. So it has great potential. Highly recommended for the lovely canoe ride!