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... Our first stop was Tortugero, which is the Venice of the Caribbean; A little town we had to get to via a one hour boat ride through the channels and rivers of the rain forests and has no cars only boats. We spent three nights there in La Baola lodge where we fell asleep and woke up every day to the sounds of the jungle. While we were there we went kayaking twice, and spent lots of time walking ...
... with several exits along the trail to the beach. At the end (marker #60) it merges the beach. We didn't go all the way since it was getting dark and took one of the exists to come out at the beach which was still had some day light left. On return, we walked along the beach to come out of the park in to the village. Sun has set, it was getting dark and time to find a place for dinner. We were starving by this time.
One thing to note ...
... We watched in as she finished up, then slowly, and with breaks, crawled back to the ocean. That was probably our favourite part of the evening, watching her disappear off back into the sea to recover for 3 days before her next bout of laying. Next we were lucky enough to see another one, where she had just finished digging her hole, which was really impressive, and was actually laying her eggs. When the turtle starts, she can't stop, so was maybe a little frightened with ...
... to tell her that I was completely sure that she'd be fine, and that if I could go to Central America alone then she could probably go on a family holiday to Italy and be fine. She thanked me for the encouragement and said that I'd changed her mind and next year she was going to do it, horrah horrah! Again, she smashed down the America stereotype and went on to is some rather questionable air humping and guitar slamming dance moves. Ok, turns out next stop wasn't Costa Rica ...
... toucans and Rhinoceros beetles on the way.
Tortuguero is remote, positioned on a narrow strip of land between the Caribbean and the inland 'canals' which criss cross the area and make it difficult to build a road. As it's name suggests, turtles nest here in large numbers and traditionally their eggs have been collected by local people. Now however it is a National Park area so the eggs and turtles are protected but people are still allowed ...
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