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Travel Blogs from Drake Bay
... Kind of like playing Where's Waldo in the rainforest. We saw spider monkeys, ant eaters, tapirs (a highlight!), toucan, colorful birds and butterflies, harleyqueen beetle, American alligator, and a ton of exotic plants of all sizes.
On the boat ride back to Drake Bay, we saw a pod of white spotted dolphins in the ocean!
The whole experience was so neat! Getting to see so many diverse animals in ...
... for dear life a couple of times, but nothing serious. El capitano ushered us onto the boat and we set off soon after half eleven. The first hour was through the Jungle rivers and was pretty spectacular, yet again, after which we hit the Pacific Ocean and it was a little more lumpy, sitting on the lift vest helped soften the blow. We came across a large pod of Dolphins on the way in, which always puts a smile on your face. Boat stopped at a random jetty and we sat tight as it ...
Last night we had a little bit of a fright when Sandy started screaming in the downstairs bathroom. We all rushed to her aid to find a very large rodent (ok…beetle) on the downstairs sink. I have to admit that it was the largest mammal (ie insect) I had ever seen. I put on my manly air (John disappeared) and disposed of him, but got a picture to scale (attached) before I did. I don't know how he got in there in the first place and I was disappointed to ...
... I just couldn’t find the tree I was meant to be observing) and took the volunteers on a massive 4 hour hike instead. I returned to find that Mark was sick again (turns out he has worms now, possibly from the water that we drink so maybe I'll have them too, or possibly from handling the dead animals and not washing his hands after) and so I had to go and do his trail too, so ended up walking forever and twice up Red Hill ...
... more Scarlet Macaws, Capuchin Monkeys, Sea and River Turtles were added to the list. Sadly, a Boa Constrictor eluded us.
If you go to Drake Bay, one of the hightlights is the Bug Lady’s Night Tours. Tracie and her husband Gianfranco, have been living in Drake Bay for 15 years, she an entomologist, he a photographer. Her tours are renowned and always booked up. For 2 hours you are led along a local trail, and they find bugs EVERYWHERE! Trap door ...
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