Madgic, the Rio Dulce!

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Madgic goes up the Rio Dulce under motor. The crew has a sense of déjà vu. They think back to a documentary about the Indian peoples. A majestic river flows between cliffs covered in dense vegetation. Green, tropical, generous. The Rio Dulce is not well charted. The crew is sailing by eyeball navigation. At the entrance to the second section of El Golfete, Madgic drops the anchor in Texan Bay. Indians live all around the bay. Their houses border the different offshoots of the river which slope off into the mangroves. Water lilies guard the entrance. Long motor boats zip more quickly across the water and are the favored local method of transport: whole families; a mother taking her children to school; smiling young Indians in hats, coming over to sell their their coconut bread or their delicious banana cakes. When the sun goes down, a little bar restaurant opens up, serving both locals and cruisers, with the motor boats and ...

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