Caymen Alligators & Piranhas
Trip Start Jul 19, 2010
26Trip End Aug 13, 2010
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At 8am, we took a jeep/wagoon thing on a safari out of the ranch and through the surrounding wetlands which was good fun and we saw lots of different types of birds eg storks, toucans and lots of caymen aligators! We also saw the track of an anachonda on the road, to which the drivers jumped out to try and find
We stopped at two different sites to go piranah fishing with these fishing rods made out of bamboo. We stopped at two bridges which made up the road but instead of hunting for the piranhas we were paying more attention to the cayman alligator that was attracted to our meat! Eventually the cayman alligator bit onto the meat and Barney was unable to move his rod in time and so it had to keep snapping its mouth together to free itself! Crazy!
We drove back in the boiling heat and Barney and I kept dozing off in the jeep, must've been the heat! We got back to the ranch and it was too hot to do anything so we all just chilled out. I read my book for an hour on the grass and then listened to my iPod in the hammocks outside while everyone had a siesta.
At 3, we all went horseriding for free and had to wear these ridiculous blue hard hats, as we went through the jungle again in the ranch
At night we all sat around the camp fire again, this time with the Brazilian kids, Lucas aged around 15/16 who had a massive crush on Denise- hilarious! Sebastian played matchmaker with the little Brazilian kid and forced Barney and Lauren together (been on the cards for a while now) It was hilarious, Aoife had this Portugese phrasebook and was giving Denise rude/sexual stuff to say, she was clueless, and then we made her go an a walk with him, but she wasn't having it. SO funny! Then reluctantly, we made Barney and Lauren go on the "cupid's table" and with the help of Aoife and her phrasebook, they finally accepted what was going on... haha so funny. In other news, Aisling and I are the spinsters with cats. Brilliant.