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We had not originally planned to even visit the Caribbean side of the country, but the fellow who delivered our car spoke very highly of it and assured us that malaria is not a problem there. Apparently he's correct, the CDC website no longer shows eastern Costa Rica as a malaria zone. (We hope this is true given the insect bites that Craig keeps …
... toucans and Rhinoceros beetles on the way.
Tortuguero is remote, positioned on a narrow strip of land between the Caribbean and the inland 'canals' which criss cross the area and make it difficult to build a road. As it's name suggests, turtles nest here in large numbers and traditionally their eggs have been collected by local people. Now however it is a National Park area so the eggs and turtles are protected but people are still allowed ...
... of walkways and bridges giving a fascinating look right into the top of the rain forest. Five of the party were brave enough to do the zip wire adventure and Tarzan swing. I have seem the photos and heard the terrifying tales, so very glad I didn't join them! In stead we went to the Frog Garden which was much more sedate! It was actually a series of Terraria shown to us by a very knowledgeable young man who had been passionate about ...
... nest of eggs every 15 days or so then goes our to the ocean where there are many males waiting to help her get started with the next round of egg-laying.
After getting back to our resort, we were in bed by 10:30 pm or so.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Between the time we laid down last night, and the time we got up (5:20am) I don’t think the rain and thunder stopped for more than a few minutes. Kim and I didn’t get much sleep, but the ...
... before our 6:00 nightwalk. We went on another boat to get to the trail in the national park. Mostly we just walked around in the pitch black looking for stuff. We found several poison frogs, two tarantulas, different types a spiders etc. I was terrified. The one thing we saw too many of was mosquitoes, and they are annoying. When we got back it was nine at night, which means I have to go to bed. Tomorrow we leave for Cahuita.
Bye for now, Asha