Guyana: Cruising the Essequibo River
Essequibo River is the largest in Guyana and the third largest in the region after the Amazon and Orinoco. Essequibo flows north from the Guyana Highlands on the border with Venezuela for over 1,000km, most of it complete uninhabited jungle wilderness. We cruised around 60km inland from the mouth in Parika to various islands and shores beyond Bartica. The river is broad and almost feels like the open sea, the waters are dark and muddy, the shores are very lightly populated and dozens of old and seemingly prehistoric barges, boats, and cargo vessels plow the river up and down. Not the most exciting adventure, but an exploration nonetheless.