After a stop for refueling at the airport of Maturín we are finally approaching the area of the Orinoco Delta.
The turbid water of the river has a brown color due to the sediments carried by the water. On the satellite picture on the previous page you can see, that the Orinoco is also "coloring" the Ocean..
 
   
 

We see the first bayous of the Orinoco Delta.

 
   
 

Bayous of the Orinoco River are dividing the area in uncountable islands.

 
   
 

Other outlooks of the Orinoco Delta.

 
   
 
   
 
You can observe the mangrove-trees are standing in the water and so it is impossible to enter the islands.
 
   
 

Finally we arrived at the small airfield of Pedernales.

 
The hungry mosquitoes already were waiting for us, and for the next days to come, we were under continuous attack by them :-(