Deep in the Atrato Swamp

When we left the town of Cristales we all thought we were nearly home free. This was not the case!

What we didn’t realize is that the river route through the Atrato Swamp is a little shallow and we quickly found ourselves trying to move our heavily laden boats in only a few inches of water. As you can tell from everyone’s faces, we were not in the mood. Eventually we ended up having to unload the bikes from the boats, roll them through the real shallow bits and drag the boats behind. The moral of the story? Don’t take motorcycles in swamps.