A couple of days ago we had to collect a friend and some equipment from the
ferry port of Chacapata on the north coast of Venezuela. It is only a small port
but bustling with people going to and fro from Isla Margarita, a Venezuelan tax
free port. Up to 60 passengers disembark from a ferryboat smaller than
Chaser ll carrying air conditioning units, microwave ovens, wines and
whiskeys. Taxis gather at the small dock waiting for their fares, we drove there
too, a nice ride, though a little bumpy.
On route we passed a lagoon full of wildlife where luckily we managed to
capture a picture of a very rare bird. Its Latin name apparently being
Flamingoso doscabezisus, or the Flamingo with two heads, remarkable!
Tomorrow we are doing a little exploring, leaving early in our Jeep
driving inland through remote mountains and lush countryside to a town
called Maturin. More on that next time