On a Wing and a Prayer: One Woman's Adventure into the Heart by Sarah Woods

By Sarah Woods

As a tender baby, Sarah Woods imagined occurring epic voyages to unique, illusory lands packed with extraordinary creatures, intoxicating rhythms, vivid colors and other-worldly forests. once she was once the right age she packed a bag and trigger to work out the realm for actual, leaving family and friends at the back of to fulfil her adolescence desires. To trip solo via critical and South the US used to be possibly the final word problem. Leaving the vacationer traps in the back of, Sarah ventured into the desert, experiencing disease-ridden swamps, shark-infested waters and dense tracts of fundamental rainforest which are domestic to jaguars, anacondas and tusk-gnashing peccaries. One animal, even though, is really emblematic of those forests - the awe-inspiring harpy eagle. yet to work out it try to be ready for severe hardship...Facing gruelling, energy-sapping jungle stipulations and relentless demanding situations that observed her query the inner most and such a lot intimate facets of her existence, Sarah's intrepid travels at the path of iconic natural world took her via the various hardest terrain conceivable, and ended in encounters with impressive indigenous humans of the wooded area, with whom she skilled kindnesses and cultures past her wildest desires. This e-book tells the magnificent tale of 1 woman's event into the guts of the rainforest.

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There’s one at the zoo, maybe. Enormous. Flies as fast as a motorbike. Like a dinosaur with feathers. Kills anything, it ain’t afraid of nothing. No. Nothing. 30am, and the sky is still a marbled inky black, but globes of sweat are already strung across my brow. I never struggle to make an early flight, but after a troubled night wriggling in damp, hot sheets I feel poorly prepared for the day ahead. The air is so cloying, I feel choked by its weightiness. Everything, bar the insects and my itchy feet, is silent and still.

But one with dark, menacing features. A blade-sharp beak as black as soot, and a neck as thick as a tree trunk. Eyes wide, super alert. Talons at the ready. It looks as if it is about to strike. Christ, it’s one sinister bird. And then it is gone, torn from the windscreen by the taxi driver, who has cajoled his pudgy hand just far enough through a gap in the driver-side window. I watch as the paper sheet barrels and cartwheels across a lane of cars before attaching itself to a custard-coloured school bus.

For me, travel has become so much more than, well, travel. I’m on a journey. And I’m ready to make bigger plans. I grab a pad and scribble out a flow chart that looks like a muddle of wires. Squiggles lead to circles in which I make inky suggestions. Each is an idea for a big, bold adventure. Arrows point to oblongs containing estimated times and durations. Rotating the pad, I add notes on weather, travel issues and risks. Other squiggles lead to purposes and outcomes. I’ve underlined these. Dolphins on the Caribbean coast; bats, tree frogs and toucans in the Bocas del Toro archipelago; hummingbirds in the rainforest; monkeys, sloths and birds of prey in Soberanía National Park.

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