|By the way, we were very lucky to
find the place. Before our trip, some people who supposed know the area
told us, it is impossible to get to the island due to the jungle was
starting just at the edge of the island.
Most islands of the Orinoco Delta look like the foreground of the
above picture. The mangrove-trees are covering the islands and grow until the beach. Most islands have no firm ground, only mud. An example
you see on the picture below. It is absolutely impossible to step the
island due to vegetation, swamp, snakes and other vermin.
The trees on "our" part of the island are much
lower then only a few hundred meters away. My personal estimation is,
that a flood-wave or a strong storm hit that area and knocked over the
trees. This accessible beach is the only one around.