Some useful information
This pier near the Plaza de Armas is really a cheap method of seeing a small amount of stock on a significant Peruvian jungle river “of the Madre de Dios River”, i.e. about 500 meters wide at this time. The river traffic is vibrant – pekis peki “canoes driven by two-stroke motorcycle engines with extravagant long propeller axles” keep from the dock? but very small due to the start-up of William Billinghurst Bridge “Intercontinental Bridge”, the bridge at this time transporting the transoceanic road over the river a couple of hundred meters to the northwest. Gone will be the days whenever a wave of protests from decrepit catamarans moved motorists bound for Brazil and vehicles over the river next to a continuous diatribe of the smaller boats coming and it is likely that this or that slot in the midst of a sizzle of wheezing engines. Welcome to the 21st century.