Circle of life
Trip Start Oct 19, 2012
82Trip End Jan 07, 2013
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It's still raining buckets and yes, after a quick call to my mother to wish her a happy 83rd birthday, we set off, with all our rain gear, at 6 am to see wildlife. An open boat, much monsoon, an open boat and within moments, we are totally drenched, our only thought now being, how do I save the sodden camera?! Of course, wife decides to be a good samaritan and offers our partisan coverings to a fellow spanish couple, who have arrived in this monsoon with not much protection but expensive cameras (Nikon, no less)
So, on that note, it's raining, I can escape and pretend to write my blog, whilst I follow cricket on the inetrnet and think of witticisms to torture my indian amigos with:) Life is surely looking better. Wife announces, it's time to go to the beach. The beach?, I croak. Why? I realise, as all married men do, that I am not talking to a fading back... I am going to the beach. Who, pray, goes to the beach when it is monsooning? With blue and white striped umbrellas, we are are walking on the shores of the Caribbean at !! am and I am agreeing to everything....
20 minutes... OMG! umbrellas and chappals forgotten, I am watching a movement up ahead of me that is of some interest to say the least. O bloody MG!! I have just spotted a baby turtle making it;s first journey to the sea. Everything truly forgotten now, we watch the miracle of watching anything between 40 and 60 little baby green sea turtles make their way over all obstacles, including my footprints, to the sea
With a tear in our eyes, we like to think that us being there helped ward off the circling vultures and we were in some small way responsible for helping a few baby turtles accomplish their first few steps into, hopefully, a long life.
My wife loves me and well, I have just conquered the world:) We are blissfully happy with all that we have seen in Costa Rica and we will return to England that much richer. It's time to celebrate the circle of life - happy birthday mum and happy birthday, little turtle babies. Caipitica, it's time. I am allowed.
Emotionally exhausted, it's time for a holiday!
Oh, I must also mention that the sun did shine, we did take an amazing boat trip into the mangrove canals of Tortuguero, saw good quality of wildlife and much to my good fortune, wife took amazing pictures.
Wife happy, me happy and she has just told me that I can have a bottle of red! Pura vida, for sure.