INDONESIA: Mamberamo – the most remote jungle region on Earth. Part 3

By Heiko Bleher

In the morning mist we all had to join together to push the “Mamberamo Yacht” out of the mud, as it was stuck fast. Covered in mud up to his waist and in places up to his neck, Hamaru steered the boat back into the main current and proceeded upstream; meanwhile a quick dip in the river cleaned us of the clinging ooze. A few Lorius roratus, green parrots, flew over us, chattering as if they were trying to tell us that the day was dawning, and before the sun had risen above the horizon we also saw white cockatoos, Cacatua galerita (known locally as “Kakatua besar” or “Jambul Kuning”), uttering their characteristic cries. This majestic undisturbed river had awoken anew…

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