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... we stopped at a plantation where we learned about this important crop. They're actually not "trees", the trunk is hollow and mostly water. The hanging banana bunches are wrapped in plastic bags to control disease and to prevent birds from eating the fruit. It's a year long operation and very labour intensive. The harvested banana bunches travel along a series of metal pipes with hooks that are pushed by the workers to the plant from where they are shipped for ...
In San Jose. So glad we're not here long . Irene writing - I'm not a city gal. We leave for Torgugero in 20 minutes. BIG fiesta here yesterday in many parks, 3 blocks from us. Thousands of people. It was a Central American fiesta of food, books, music, theatre. The best for me was a magician with an Eco theme. - reduce, reuse, recycle. Internet is easier today, who knows what tomorrow will bring. ...
... our interests did not. We made it to the Carribean slope. The landscape became flat, but was still lush and green. Now off the major highways, we were gently (and sometimes not so gently) bouncing on the muddy and gravel covered Costa Rican roads. Our driver meandered through the mine field of potholes and puddles. Suddenly, the bus came to a halt. To our amazement, there was a Two-toed Sloth hanging from a low telephone wire. Its fur was a greenish brown due to algae growth on ...
... tops of my feet and a lovely line at my wrists. I've never burnt the tops of my hands before!
Anyway our tour into town starts at the beach where the turtles are nesting. I'm so excited because I thought we completely missed turtle season but we JUST made it. We will be on the last tour, tomorrow the 31st. Starting November 1st, there are no more turtle tours until July 1st of 2015.
So we slowly sauntered through the village, which took a total of 30 minutes ...
... an early morning boat ride through the canals and saw Caiman, birds including a Potoo and Roseate Spoonbill, both of which were on our list, and the amazing Emerald Basilisks, and Red Eyed frogs. Toruguero is a relaxing place with an interesting trail into the National Park and definitely Caribbean in atmosphere, in contrast to other areas we have visited so far.
The only problem at the moment is Jim and his camera. From time to time the humidity has ...