Thursday, August 21, 2008

Tapajós, continued

I'm sorry to say that I didn't get one picture of the invited guests and the wonderful food served to us. I was feeling a bit zeroed out from all the adventures of getting to party. Then too, I had to get some food in my stomach and rehydrate myself with plenty of cold beer. After this, off I went to take some pictures of the place our hosts call the maloca (roundhouse). What impressed me the most was the number of beehives I found on the premise. Dona Eunice Sena, who coordinates the project, told me that they have more than a hundred hives of the non-stinging variety of bees. The ones with stingers are kept further out into the woods. Check out some of these hives.


SAPhotographs said...

You have my deepest sympathy because you had to rehydrate yourself with beer. Poor fellow!! LOL!! As they say, it is a tough life but somebody has to do it. :)

Steven Alexander said...

Well, what can I say? I would have drunk water, but one can't trust sources of water away from home. It's a real sacrifice to drink cold beer (especially if another person is paying for it) but what the hell? It does the job.