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Travels in the Wilds of Ecuador

    Naturevolume 35page437 (1887) | Download Citation



    “No one with the spirit of roaming within him,” says the author of this book, “can live long in Ecuador without cherishing a growing desire to explore its unknown parts.” Some time ago, accordingly (the exact date is not mentioned), he started with a companion from Guayaquil for Baños, and from Baños they went through the forest to the village of Aguano, on the River Napo, completing the road in eighteen days' actual walking, or forty-five days' foot journey, including necessary stoppages. At Aguano they were obliged to remain forty-two days, which they spent partly in collecting Lepidoptera, partly in making voyages of discovery by land and water in search of provisions. They then made their way in canoes down the Napo to the Amazon, which they reached after a voyage of twenty-five days. At Iquitos the two friends parted, Mr. Simson's companion setting out to explore the Ucayali, while Mr. Simson himself joined a Mr. Reyes in an expedition up the River Putumayo.

    Travels in the Wilds of Ecuador.

    By Alfred Simson. (London: Sampson Low, 1886.)

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