Name: Matt Brandon
Luxury item: MP3 player. Noise cancelling headphones. Herbal toothpaste.
Will miss: Long Sunday lunches with newspapers and friends.
Looking forward to: Getting Started. A cold beer in Iquitos. Seeing Zoe at Christmas. Finishing.
Dreading: Those tired cranky mornings when what we all really want is another couple of hours sleep.
Due to Matt's sudden illness, Steve Robinson took over as producer/director of Amazon, Film 1
Find out more about Matt's illness and emergency evacuation from the Amazonian jungle.
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Posted on: Thu 13 Mar 08
Posted from: JarauaView this post
Mamiraua is beautiful. 90% of the reserve is flooded by the end of the wet season in May - the water rises about 15 metres. Everyone and everything here is ready to adapt to the change. The houses in Jaraua are either built on stilts or floating ready for the floods. Still, the inside walls of the front room of Dona Lourdes' house are stained at about neck height by the mark of high water from a few years ago.