17 August: Amazonas Community and Clavero Lake

Skiff ride along Marañon river.  Visit Amazonas community vilage, with demonstrations of cane sugar crushing and local cuisine.  Met some school children, who sang us a song.  Learned to make Pisco sours.  Saw the merging of the Marañon and Ucayali rivers, where the Amazon is formed.

In the afternoon we went on another skiff ride to Clavero Lake, where we met some local fishermen who showed off their catch.

We had reached the junction of the Pacaya and Samira rivers. The Amazon proper lay to the east, but we would proceed down the Samira.