Tubagua Plantation Eco Lodge
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I'm so tired today that I cAn barely write. After a week filled with back to back work and extra excursions, it all culminated today. Beginning last night we were all admitting to feeling like we missed home, it's comforts, and were weary, uncomfortable, tired, or maybe a bit sick from/ of some aspect of our trip. For me it was a few things. The difficulty in communicating with my family was tough. The inconvenience of the internet and desire to fully experience the trip ...
... country is full of friendly gestures.
After dinner at the hotel, the kids enacted the quincianos ceremony. Which is basically a fake wedding ceremony to celebrate her coming of age. Kayleys fathers, Natalie and Annalore, toasted her and helped her choose her court. They danced ( her pretend husband Caleb promises he'll work on perfecting her waltz soon) and celebrated and then we spent hours preparing items for our group for the last day ...
... definitely the way to go. Being that we liked him so much, we asked him to take us to Damajaqua Cascades, the 27 waterfalls, the next day before our flight. And so he did...
We were the first people to arrive at the waterfalls the next day, which again was entirely amazing because later groups we saw had 15 or so people per guide. So we waded and swam through rock formations, slid down waterfalls, and jumped into refreshing water from 20+ foot high ...
... about 5 minutes later the auto bilge pump went on... A minor bummer was now a bit of a concern. Turns out a few of those crashes had cracked the fiberglass where the through bolts holding the massive 4,000 pound lead to the keel of the boat... fortunately the pump was able to keep up with the water. We had met a guy named Shaggy who was the lone American marina employee and called him on the VHF to find out about a haul out. Lucky for us they just got a ...
... After that, we sat in the central court and I read a little. Soon after it was lunch time and we had this awesome shreded carrot, cilantro and pasta dish. We also had chicken, made adobo style and rice and beans.
After lunch, we had a few minutes down time and I worked on my phrases. Then, we had another meeting that lasted about 2 hours with the cooperadores (these are people who are out in the communities and who help identify ...