On our arrival at La Selva Jungle Lodge in the Ecuadorian Amazon Jungle, we quickly checked into our lovely rooms and then got ready to go for our first outing. We laughed as we all got sent back to our rooms to change. Long pants, long sleeves and gumboots now intact, we headed to the pier to board our kayak and off we went for a cruise down the lagoon. As they had experienced so much rain all of the water and sediment from the Napo River had turned the once black water lagoon to brown and the levels were so high! On the first day we say so many new flower and bird species including the “stinky turkey” which is only found in this area.