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to Schomburgk's inap, 8 miles.

IJeginning with Akayu fall the river widens and is much impeded by islands,
rapids and cataracts for 8 miles. In tliis stretch Schomburgk enumerates 5
cataracts and rapids, as follows, going up-stream : Acayu cataract ; Saregatava
cataract; Turrung rapid; I^matuha great cataract around which is a portage;
Arcabusa cataract; and lastly Camaria cataract. The whole series is some-
times Cillk'd the Camaria rapids. It is a dangerous part of the river. Schoin-



GEOGRAPHIC FEATURES. 15

LOWER ESSEQUIBO REGION-(Continued).

l)urgk oil Jiilv L*(>, isil, rado. On

the i:iii January we started at 8 A. M. for Su i-Sua riding, proceeding along



GEOGRAPHIC FEATURES. 19

CUYUNI-MAZARUNI BASIN; SAVAN NAS-(Continued).

the road, or rather busli track, which had been recently made. >Vc Inix^lliMl in ji
ii(>rlli(M-ly dircH'tion, uu() in llic aClcriMMHi, tiie dis-
taiu'i' bi'ius;' 83 aiiles, Uutil Siia-Siia was readied became to uooikmi country
or savannah. The track was thn)Ui;-h bush the wIiohMvay. . . . Sua-Sna
is a cattle ranch of roeent orig'iu . . . The country between Sua-Siia and
U|>ata is savanuah, interspersed here and there witli swamps and small woods.

B, C-C, A pp., ^oj-^o6.

1896. Marcus Baker.

About six hours' journey by canoe from the mouth |up the Yuruari] is "a
series of rapids," . . . it is here that Codazzi's map indicates the head of
navigation. ... A few hours' journey farther up the river is a yet greater
fall. ... A little above tliis tlie savanna reaches the banlis in places,
first ou tlie eastern, and later on both banks.

On emerging from the river's wooded fringe to the open savanna, Campbell
climbed a small hill a half mile from the river and obtained a delightful view.
Far in the distance, and from west around to northeast, were seen high moun-
tains " probably those bordeiing the Orinoco. The view was diversified by
nearer hills and large savannahs as far as the eye could reach, woods bordering
the creeks and rivers, and clumps of trees in all directions. There was a fine
breeze ; a thunderstorm was passing in the distance ; and the setting sun
illumined the whole. Altogether it was very pleasing."

It is hereahouts that Dixon's map indicates the limit of the savannas
toward the soiitlieast. U. S. Com., Ill, j2'/-j2S.

1896. [1898J E.J. Monge.

In the early part of 1896 I made a trip from Trinidad to Angostura, entering
the Orinoco by way of the Macareo. . . . After remaining a short time at
Angostura, I descended the Orinoco as far as the Caroni and San Felix. Leav-
ing- San Felix and traveling- in a SDutheasterly direction, our party crossed a
rang:e of hills somewhat wooded, but easy to traverse. Descending on the
other side of this range, we reached Upata, which lies in a .savannah country.
From Upatawe proceeded through savannahs to (xuacipati. From the lat-
ter place we continued to El Callao and from there to Tumeremo, traveling all
the time throug-h savsmuahs. V, C.-C, III, 32-/.

1898. Michael McTurk.

These savannahs do not touch the Upper Cuyuni, but are separated from
it by a thick belt of forest which decreases in depth until at its narr



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