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... We didn’t go very far before we turned back and got back to the veranda just about in time for lunch. Lunch was buffet style and served in a large room for all the guests. You can spend the night at the center as well and I think it would have been pretty cool to do that but I might have gotten a bit tired of sitting and staring at birds after several hours. Don’t know as I have never done it.
... of an island and we join them. This is where the scarlet ibis fly past to get to the island in the middle. As you look at the island, it is all green with a few spots of white and a few spots of red on it already. As we wait, we see the first group of about 20 ibis fly past, low and close to the water, and rise up into the trees of their island and settle down for the night. So now there are more spots of red ...
... a one hour lecture about these fascinating creatures and we hung on every word. Trivial fact number eight - where do I start? Hummingbirds are the fastest living thing on earth in relation to size; they are the only bird that can fly backwards, sideways, upside down, straight up, and can hover; their hearts are five times the size of a humans in relation to size; they drink the equivalent of over 1000 litres of nectar per day in relation to size; their wings flap in a ...
... to recover a vehicle that had gone over the edge!
Got dropped off at the fisherman’s village to see the catch being landed – mainly juvie hammerheads, so you can see why “bake & shark” has been made into the local delicacy. Bake is a fried, fat laden, sort of savoury hole-less doughnut that is split and filled with breaded shark – you then smother it in salad and sauce.
Then headed ...
... dogs! It was really an amazing sight to see and I felt like I was back in the Galapagos again or watching an incredible documentary of some sort whilst it was happening. The guys working for SOS also showed me the information they had to document for each turtle, explained the tags and tracking systems and I really did learn a lot that evening! They do really amazing work and are mostly volunteers so I take my hat off to all of them!
After the excitement of seeing my ...