Flying to Canaima
April 29, 2014 by ludmilaconfessions
Anatoly standing in his island
All went well at the airport. I was relaxing in my seat, when a smiling stewardess came and offered me a drink, asking, “You are the sister of Anatoly ?” I said yes. “Welcome , the captain invites you to the cabin so you can see Angel Falls from above! ” “Gracias, I will be there, thank you again”
I did not realize it before, but now I understood that all the ladies s that flew to Canaima knew my brother including some of the tourists, and most of them had had relations with him, because he had a reputation of a good lover!
To describe this stormy flight is impossible! Would you believe rain came inside the cabin! I stuck a piece of paper in the hole where the drips of water where coming out, so the dripping was not hard, but it did drip, and that is when I decided to go up to the cabin to be safer next to the pilot. I least I will see when and if the lightning will strike us? But thank God it stopped raining and a beautiful rainbows appeared in the sky. My God how immense were the green mansions area! (the area is the south of Venezuela and North of Brazil), I remember reading a book call “Green Mansions” and now this is the place, where no man set yet a foot inside those canyons, they are so big and deep .
Ludmila siting in Anatoly island in a place call el Sapo (frog)
Falling down from this mountains where the water falls, it is something like the great canon but way much more dramatic and deep and dark,a different smell, and vegetation. From above you see this dense jungle. We flew over Salto él Angel, now I will tell your a real story about it! Angel Fall is officially the 8th wonder of this world, legally and it is several times taller than the Empire State Building just to give you an idea. It is so tall that when I was looking at it, while the pilot flew the airplane around it, you could only see this magic misst forming a transparent wall, the falls were almost not visible when touching the river down below; you could not see the bottom at all!.
That is how high this mountains are
The story goes that Mr. Jimmy Angel flew over this mountains to investigate and map this unknown incredible world of rivers cascading over these gigantic glorious mountains and canyons. the jungle was full of exotic orchids and animals and different race of indians unknown to the rest of the world. After flying several hours he ran out of gas and crashed on top of a mountain peak where this gigantic waterfall appeared., In the rainy season the waterfall was enormous, and the water in the rivers were very rapid, so it took him several weeks to walk back to some sort of civilization. Finally he came to a flat valley surrounded by smaller waterfalls call Canaima.
His name is forever known as Capitan Jimmy Angel, “él Salto del Angel” or “ Angel Falls ” as it is known all over this world.
Anatoly leaving the airplain
So when we flew past Angel Falls that day, the sound of the waterfall was out of this world! It was a magical roaring, so loud but at the same time it invaded your senses with amazing pleasure at this magnificent beauty, only surfacing in the rainy season. Angel Falls is majestically spectacular and so loud that we can hear it miles away in the sky in our tiny plane
My brother Anatoly was the only other white man in this jungle called Green Mansions, south of Canaima. Later another white man came, Rudy the German with his wife and 2 girls. Rudy became very rich with the tourism to the falls, while my brother was exploring for diamonds mines on the frontier down closer to Brazil .