In this blog I want to share my admiration for travelers like La Condamine (1701-1774) who went down the Amazone river without much more than an old map (of Samuel Fritz, 1707) and some measuring instruments.
Just as in 2005 we went again by boat to the beautiful, old plantation "Frederiksdorp". There, Fred Schoorl pointed out two sleeping Great potoo's to me! We had a nice dinner and enjoyed the rain, the flowers and the birds. On the way back over the Surinam river we saw dolphins.