Created 11-Feb-09
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February 2009 found us in Venezuela by way of Margarita Island. One of our shorter “tame” adventures.

The highlight of the trip was a journey onto the main land to the Canaima National Park. Famous for the Canaima Falls and home of the highest waterfall (979 meters, 3,230 feet) in the World, Angel Falls.

This is a very remote region and can only be accessed by air. A small plane brings you to the Canaima Falls and from there a 6 hour ride in a motorized dug-out canoe and another hour hike (grueling, I might add) through the jungle brings you to the base of Angel Falls.

We were fortunate that there was still plenty of water feeding the falls in spite of being the height of the “dry season”.

We will have fond memories of this journey and can now check off another one of those “places you need to see before you die”. Truly breathtaking!

We also managed to get in some “beach time” on Margarita Island and also spent a fine day at sea with good snorkeling and fine dining thanks to the rather large King Fish caught during the 1st hour of our sail. Delicious!

Angel Falls Fly By

Angel Falls Fly By

Angel Falls Arial View

Angel Falls Arial View

Map of Canaima National Park

Map of Canaima National Park

No this is not a backward picture.

No this is not a backward picture.

Lots to see and do.

Lots to see and do.

Cute kid

Cute kid

Canaima Falls

Canaima Falls

Strange Water Plants

Strange Water Plants

It's mighty wet under there!

It's mighty wet under there!

Our Chariot

Our Chariot

Tight Sqeeze

Tight Sqeeze

The path to Angel Falls

The path to Angel Falls

Almost There!

Almost There!

The Prize

The Prize

Yes we went together!

Yes we went together!

Conquering my fear of falling

Conquering my fear of falling

Angel Falls Lagoon

Angel Falls Lagoon