On Friday one team tested the limits of boat navigation on the two main rivers through our study area. They floated past rocks, waterfalls, through some rapids, fords with stones knocking the bottom of the boat, and monitor lizards, monkeys, buffalos, wild pigs on the banks. Two other teams surveyed more impacted areas near human habitation with logging, rubber and palm oil plantations.
Today, Saturday, Matthias & Tessa and the two journalists Franz & Andreas left us as the rest of the team went out on their surveys again. Tomorrow is our well-earned rest day.