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Travel Blogs from Drake Bay
... 2 pairs and the last couple of chicks have died because there is not enough space for them to move into their own territory. As we would love to see a Harpy, Neyer, our guide told us about the wild Darien area of Panama where it is possible to go with an eco-tour company to spot them. It is a 4 day trip requiring an overnight stay in an indigenous community with basic facilities, and then a 14 kilometres tough hike/climb in hot and humid jungle over rough terrain to a place ...
... and female look the same (apparently they themselves can somehow tell the difference), and they travel in pairs. We flocked over to take photos. I noticed the Europeans we've met here carry nice DSL cameras and this Dutch couple was no exception. I also noticed these Europeans take pics of nature and not any of themselves.. We offered to them but they politely declined, just like the French couple at Corcovado.. and a different French ...
... so I am grateful for small mercies. I will admit to being a total sookie-la-la about things like this – I don’t like roller-coasters or the slides at Watermarc and a trip to ‘Wet and Wild’ on the Gold Coast sounds like my idea of purgatory so the long and the short of it was that it was all rather unpleasant (everyone else loved it though so I am the odd one out again).
We took it easy for the first couple of days just ...
... ocean. The walk back was much the same except there are over a dozen Scarlett Macaws circling above, seems I do not have the skill and/or the equipment to photograph them in flight, but take it from me, it's quite a sight. A lazy afternoon watching the Howler Monkeys frolic in the garden, then a stroll down to the beach to watch the sun set, only West isn't where I thought it would be. Then into the village for tea, our normal rule is to not eat in the same place twice, but as ...
... kept tracking to one side or the other
and so you had to keep paddling to keep it going in a straight line. We
were heading to the top of the high tide cycle and could barely make it
under the pier for Crocodile Bay.
Made it to the what local paddlers call the Rio. After you paddle past the ferry dock, the playa and Delfines, and the big resort doc you can see the bay like area begin to narrow.
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