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Travel Blogs from Tortuguero
... really close to the plant line above the beach.
We then walked to a school yard where we saw the school children on recess time – a lot of them were playing outside the school buildings. The school year here starts in February, and goes through November. They have December and January off (this is because of coffee harvesting – it used to be that harvesting involved the entire family, and Dec/Jan was the harvest time). They also get the first ...
... eggs on each contraction - in all about 120 eggs - over a total of 20 minutes. At the end she then uses her back flippers to cover up the hole and disguise where she has been - a very thorough process. At this point some scient! ists fro m the local conservancy centre stepped in to measure and tag the turtle. She already had two tags on her so they would have been able to track her from previous records. Greenback Turtles only start laying eggs after they are 30 years old, and ...
... species of birds and Owen knew them all. He spotted parrots and toucans way up in the large trees and I couldnīt get many good photos of the birds. We saw a few camans, which looks like a small alligator, some lizards, monkeys and a river turtle. The vegetation was very diverse and thick and you couldnīt walk in many spots even if you wanted to. After the canoe trip we had lunch and met Owen for a walk in the only trail near the village. We went through the jungle and saw ...
... just to observe how the people lived in this settlement between ocean and impenetrable jungle.Then back to our armchairs on the veranda to watch the myriad birds in the gardens, little bananaquits, vibrant yellow warblers, blue-grey tanagers and Montezuma's Oropendula. Mid-afternoon- 'beer o' clock' and a stroll down to Budda's for a couple of beers. Early evening -the decision where to eat, Caribbean/Creole cooking at Miss Junie's or pasta ...
It was only upon the eve of our trip to Tortuguero that I discovered two bad things: the first was there is a 25 lb baggage weight limit for each ticketed passenger. According to the website, "they strictly enforced" the weight limit to keep the boats from getting stuck on sandbars in the shallow canals. I also learned that we were being picked up at the ridiculous hour of 6 AM.
Technically speaking, the Vivian and ...
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