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Madgic, the Rio Dulce!

Published on 20 july 2017 at 0h00

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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 ...

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