Hotel Punta Islita
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... gives you the land for free but you have to sign a 25 year lease to farm on the land. After a very bumpy ride we arrived at a welcome station for a snack that included pineapple and some good Costa Rican coffee. This was my first coffee in 5 years.
Next we all boarded the river boat for our ride through Palo Verde National Park. We weren't on the boat for a minute and the driver pulled closer to shore so we can see a crocodile catching some shade ...
... I watched for a few minutes before I remembered my camera...unfortunately, dad didn't like my presence and quickly called the kids deeper into the trees. No pics for me, but I finally saw them. I ran (ok, walked fast) back to the hotel to share the sighting.
Now thinking we would see the monkeys everywhere, we had a light breakfast of fruit, banana bread and toast, and decided to rent bikes and ride the beach to explore Samara. It was described as an easy ride ...
... going near them so they would run into it's path and he could see the viper attack them!
We also saw more leaf cutter ants walking across the path. They are really cool. You can see a line of green pieces of leaf moving along. The ants carry the leaves above their heads to their colony where the leaves rot and turn to funghi which they eat.
When we returned to the hotel to have lunch there was a two-toes sloth right outside reception asleep hanging from the lowest ...
... first and was kind of sat on the bottom with his arms outstretched towards the tuna, whilst rotating haha. A current kick in so we had to move because they couldn't really do their tasks when we were being dragged off. We went into the reef to steady ourselves and I found some fishing net/line stuck on the reef so cut it out using Zack's knife. I really need to get one of these. The second dive was at Tortuga for the mapping project. We did quite a big area but it was ...
... close so he would see it! The other two in the group were ok but they were so lovely. One of them though managed to get to 400 PSI (low on air is 500) in 22 minutes! I had to take the two of them up on the first dive and I started taking us in what I thought was the right direction back to the boat before Tom told me to go the other way. It turned out I had been right (yay) but I couldn't go the right way in case we accidentally came up near ...