Manatee spotting.

Trip Start Oct 01, 2006
Trip End Ongoing

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some cowboy bar

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Day 3 Pueblo Tambor

Our third day was a lot easier and enjoyable with an upclose connection with the unspoiled landscape around us (Nicaraguan side only) .. So we woke in time to hear the racket from the howler monkeys, paddled through Crocodile alley (my made up name), successfully navigated the whirlpools of death, climbed about 20metres to the top of the Tarzan vines that dangled above the river and sat around on a break with a hook and line, fishing scores 'England 0 - Germany 4..' I got thrashed but it didn't matter as it was a socialist style fishing that at dinner time was shared out to all.. and was delicious. We arrived in time to settle in before twilight to a bar in the middle of no where playing cheesy 90's euro-pop all night..

I still had alot of energy and was in a great mood, really appreciating the beauty of planet earth combined with a healthy body, I am just loving my life!!!! That night I had one of the best sleeps in a long time and it was in just a simple hammock looking out into the vast array of stars with a light fresh breeze and not even one mosquito bothering me.

Day 4 - Pueblo Tambor

Today we kept our bags and belongings back at the riverside bar and headed off from the large Rio San Juan up Rio Fanta that I renamed Loggers leap, there are many fallen trees which keep motorized craft out as you have to duck down low and sometimes haul the canoe over tree trunks to keep heading upriver. Once you do you are rewarded by Manatee Lagoon, we got close to two manatees, one I saw in the reeds before we spooked it and it shot off underwater, leaving a thick line of bubbles that passed beneath Les Blues canoe.. We went fishing again, another failure by England ..Germany won again, I stopped counting as the aggregate score had passed 8-0.. On the way back to where we are staying we took it real slow just soaking in our wonderful surroundings of undisturbed peace.
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