GumboLimbo Jungle Resort
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... manatee animals here are referred to as 'odds and sods' by Zoe and Paul.... Some of the Americans here thought that 'Sod' sounded like a nice cute name. It's ok, I corrected them.
We don't have to feed ben tonight, so we're going to town instead. I'm really excited for cold drinks and icecream! Hopefully we'll end up hanging out on the pier again as it's just a really nice spot :)
... and have to spend the rest of their lives in a cage because they can't be released.
There was also drama at the Ben feed today and he managed to completely flip himself over, reopening a lot of his wounds and causing them to bleed a bit. Luckily the situation was resolved pretty quickly, but it must have hurt him! I joined the 'tail crew' during this feed (ie I just sat on his very strong tail); it was way more comfortable than my usual flipper ...
... a lot of people here at the moment, including Lynda, who is a very eccentric lady who visits regularly and loves manatees. She has actually built her own little guest house on site- its so so nice and manatee themed! She really funny so keeps us entertained.
Sarah, Lillia, Jamie, Micheal and I had a really fun night drinking by the bunk house, it was nice to get to know them all a bit better (tomorrow morning won't be ...
... to clean it- the water is really gross because he is a big manatee! When the level gets low enough, we all sit around him to restrain him. Some people sit on the tail, while others hold down his flippers so he can't lift himself up to move. He is incredibly strong and there is no grip on the slimey floor so it's really hard to hold him still! His wounds are sprayed and cleaned and then he is tube fed. Tubing a manatee is a tricky business because ...
... a bus arrived. The usual mellay begins and a crowd formed around the door before people have got off. I hang back a bit whilst the little Mayan ladies hustle their way to the front of the crowd. Kirsty gets on several people before me and secures a seat however.
We weren't travelling far, just twenty minutes down the road to Xunantunich (pronounced as in the title of today's blog), the ruins of an ancient Mayan city. We got dropped ...