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... as much as we expected.. apparently when it rains.. they hide.. but if it's really hot. they all come out.. so that explains why they seem to be elusive and Also there is another really early Boat Tour (awakening tour that starts at 5 am) but we're too lazy to be up then.. and that's the time when you really will see all the animals..
... docks sticking out into the water. You noticed right away that while there were many boats of all kinds on the water, there wasn't one person IN the water. This is crocodile territory!
Very early the next morning we had a guide, Roberto, take us out in his quiet electric motor boat to explore the canals of the National Park area. A very nice young couple from England that was also staying at our hotel joined us. We enjoyed getting to know them while Roberto ...
... we were up at dawn again, this time for a boat ride through the canals around Tortuguero. The wildlife viewing was simply amazing here. Birds, monkeys, lizards...you name it, eventually you will see it here! See the last entry in this blog for a complete (ish) bird list for my adventures in Costa Rica.
The basilisk is also known as the Jesus Christ Lizard, because ...
... t stop I realised this wasn't going to be as easy as I thought. When we had walked 2kms and not a single car had so much as slowed down I was starting to loose patience and finding a new found respect for the resolve of a seasoned hitchhiker! It was a hot day and walking up a bitumen road in the midday sun with your backpacks on was not the most fun I've had. We pushed on for a couple more k's till we got to a small town so we could by some water. There we sat in the shade ...
Today had barely started when we had our second David Attenborough moment! Straight after breakfast we started a boat exploration of the canals when almost opposite the hotel we had a wonderful view of a three toed sloth feeding in a tree right above us! We could have watched him for ages but we hadn't even got to the National Park to see what other delights were there. In fact we saw the largest woodpecker and the largest Kingfisher ...
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