Breakfast was now crackers, guava jam and scrambled eggs and coffee. The sweet loving insects were definitely on to us and they surrounded the sugar, powdered milk and guava jam. I would put sugar in my coffee and the insects would float to the top and then I would scoop them out, no biggie! None of them were stinging insects, they just wanted the sweets. There were at least 3 types of flying insects and ants around during breakfast.
After breakfast we took out the canoe to some flooded forest. It was difficult to negotiate the 7m long canoe around the trees but Ruben and Gilmor did it until we couldn’t get any further. I saw a wild gauva tree in flower. The white and yellow blooms were 15cm across and very fragrant. It was pretty quiet for animals though.
It rained in the afternoon so it wasn’t possible to do much. After the rain stopped, Gilmor and I went out looking for wild Brazil nuts in the area around camp. Yesterday he had found some and brought them to camp. I’ve eaten a ton of Brazil nuts at home but never had them fresh like this. They actually tasted a lot like coconut, they were delicious!
The rain had raised the water level so it was now knee deep and a bit easier for washing. I seem to be the only one bathing. Gilmor took a bit of a wash one night but I never saw Ruben go near the water. They didn’t smell or anything so that was good. I just thought it strange they never bathed. They both wore the same clothes pretty much the whole time too, but occasionally changed into another shirt. I was exactly changing my wardrobe much either. I wore the same clothes during the day but put on clean and dry clothes ater I bathed.