In the first hour(s) of returning from 5 days in the Amazon rain forest, my priorities are:
Wash the pile of clothes that have been not just wet, but soaked for 3 or 4 days straight. They smell as if things are growing in them... which I am certain is the case.
SHOWER! I haven't really technically showered in 5 days. Although I had more water dumped on me in a short week than I have in the past 3 months! It's wet in the rain forest (go figure).
Spread out across the floor every single other item that was with me in the Amazon, and try to dry everything from the deep moistness that has set into it all.
Sleeeeep. Late nights of hiking through the muddy forest, looking for glowing eyes and crazy insects, followed by pre-sunrise mornings to go sit on a tower 50m up in the canopy to watch birds and monkeys wake up with the new day... so much amazingness has produced a very deliriously tired Whitney.
But I'm just going to go ahead and say - there are some incredible photos soon to come!
Cruising into the Amazon on the first day... I was still dry at this point.
Posted by Whitney 06/24/2011, revised 06/24/2011 by Whitney