Turtles and Waterways
Trip Start May 21, 2011
15Trip End Jul 02, 2011
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The last hour and a half took us on a boat through the canals leading to the National Park. Is there any of this country that is not rainforest? And of course it rained as we were arriving. But this time it was shortlived. A quick introduction to the village and a trip to the beach where all the turtles would be making their egg laying journey over the next couple of months
An early start and we headed for the waterways for a boat tour before breakfast. Even though it was a bit overcast there were still plenty of animals. You will have to take our word for some of this as the camera is as damp as pretty much everything we own here and some of the shots were a bit hazy so we have deleted them. Highlights were the same 3 types of monkey we have seen elsewhere, otters, birds, some more birds, Caiman and a pair of Iguanas.
A quick turnaround for breakfast and we were off again. This time on foot. Almost immediately we found a snake, not very big, but quite poisonous - an eye lash pit viper. There are 4 colours of them and by the end of our walk we'd found all 4. There were also plenty of spiders, lizards and butterflies.
That afternoon we spent kayaking the narrow channels by our lodge before relaxing by the swimming pool, that was shaped like a turtle. Classy. Then at 10pm we went out in search of the real deal. Ruth's iron constitution was a little less..... well let's just say that Montezuma may finally have had his revenge. We were bedecked in our wellies as we set off for the beach. Roberto's uncle was already out patrolling. We got the call that there was a turtle laying on the beach, but it was a way away
That concluded our time on the Caribbean side of the country. Our next stop would be a big volcano in the middle of the country.