Flowers & Birds of the Madu Ganga

During our estuary tour of the Madu Ganga, our boat captain, Leonon, greeted me with a frangipani bouquet. Loved it!

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20140103-181539.jpg As we made our way about the river, we saw fishermen, birds and flowers (including the national flower, the blue lotus or “nil manel”):

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20140103-182142.jpg There was a fish eagle soaring high above, too, but I never got a good photo of him.

We also explored some “mangrove caves”

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And we were surprised by some water buffalo in a rice patty along the shore:

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20140103-182538.jpg All in all a lovely day as the river met the sea:

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