After checking in, there wasn’t time to dilly dally around in Bartica. The group had arranged our first adventure, departing that morning! We would be going up river via a hired river pirogue for an overnight camping trip. The boat was arriving at 11am.
Backed by two 75 horse outboards each independently controlled. Think about that - each arm controlled a motor for throttle and direction - try that one at home! We zoomed along at 25-30 knots - I know, I checked my handy Garmin Quantix Marine watch!
|Which way would you go?|
Along the way we passed a few small gold miners on the river. The rig consists of a pontooned boat/barge with sluices and various other mining equipment as well as living quarters. But the gold mining is a separate blog posting so more later.