Alone in the criquet

After one and a half week in St. Laurent we travelled back in the direction of the Atlantic Ocean. We turned right to pass a few days in the criquet of this area. The criquet is a small side river next to the Maroni river. You can anchor just in the middle of the river (the deepest point is around 12 metres).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

It is totally quiet and peaceful there – you only hear the birds singing and the chirping of the cicadas.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           There is nearly nobody that you will meet in the crique. We met the first two days a piroque (small narrow boat) with fisher men. We did several trips with the dinghi to discover and enjoy the criquet.

The whole part of the criquet is only 11nm but when you take your time you can really spend some days there and enjoy the jungle with

its loneliness, birds and cicadas concert, thousands of stars above the river in the dark night.

On our way through the jungle we watched a monkey family climbing through the trees and saw a lot of trees with their roots or lianes hanging in the water.

We saw some glowworms crossing the river and were quite astonished to see other lightning in the dark air when we looked into the night from our boat...

The sunset was amazing - like a painted picture
Only the family...

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