Day 64 June 20

Countries 8    Hotels 30    Cars 40

Flights 17:flying time 56.14 hours

Rickshaws 4    Buses 8    Elephant 1    Boat 4

Cog-wheel train 2    Cable cars 6    Subway 4    Ferry 2

Minibus 34    Coach 2    Catamaran 1    Funicular 3

Pick up truck 5    Land Cruiser 8    Hydrofoil 4

Llama 1    Cycle Taxi 1    Train 3    Motorised Canoe 9

Canoe 2    Sightseeing truck 1


This morning it was raining again, so we decided not to go for a drive and went for a walk instead.  I saw the llaneros, (cowboys) trying to catch their horses, they let them go free at the weekend and they don’t like being rounded up on a Monday morning to go to work.  They did catch them and then went off to round up some other horses which I saw being brought back into the ranch.

It’s my last day here and after an early lunch Toto drove the three and a half hours to Barinas airport.  On the way he had to fill up with fuel, we had been talking about the situation here in Venezuela, and the price of fuel is one bolivare a litre which we worked out at the current grey market exchange rate is about seven cents, so it cost two and a half American dollars to put 35 litres of fuel in his truck. Toto has been a joy to spend time with at the ranch, he has such enthusiasm for the wildlife, even though he would have seen the creatures I saw hundreds of times he still got excited about seeing something and had information or a tale to tell about them, he made my stay all the more enjoyable by his presence.

The flight was about 30 minutes late, there was only one flight from the airport today,and the baggage took over an hour to arrive, so I got to the hotel quite late.

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