|After our arrival at the field
of Pedernales, the trip continued by boat down the river to our final
destiny Cotorra Island, which is located at the mouth of the
delta at the Atlantic coast.
The local military authorities provided us with armed soldiers for our
protection. They stayed all the time with us.
During the trip
on the way to the island I had the
opportunity to take pictures of the "traffic" on the Orinoco
The people living in this area, are the Warao
Indians. They live on pile dwellings just between river and jungle.
facilities are homemade boats mostly cut out of one tree trunk.
Anyhow, most of them live up the river where the water is "sweet".
The Waraos are well-known for their handcrafts which they sell in
areas were some tourism is present.
In the area we were, no tourists show up,
because it is too far away from "civilization".
Near to the Atlantic some off-shore-oil-rigs can
be seen ..