Accommodations at this jungle resort are little individual cabins on stilts 5 ft above the ground. They are very comfortable, only screens (no glass) at the window openings, which is fine for this climate. After posting yesterday’s blog we went to our cabin to shower and sleep – we were tired. However soon after arriving at our cabin it began to rain. In fact it rain most of the night – at times very hard. Of course after it stopped raining it would drip water from the tree canopy onto the metal roof for a long time, and by then it was raining again. It was a noisy night.
|Tortuguero Boat Dock|
|Elevated Walkway to our Cabin|
After breakfast this morning we were on open boats by for a water safari – looking for any and all wildlife! We saw water birds, jungle birds, howler monkeys, cayman, - actually it was a good morning even if we had to wear poncho some of the time due to rain storms that would come and go. We returned to the lodge for a short break – something to drink and a snack before we left again on the boats to a turtle conservatory. Along the
coast here in
is where 4 of the 7 species of sea turtle come to lay their eggs. Now is not the season for laying eggs, but we
learned about their work and research.
Then we walked along the black sanded beach (10 minutes) to a small
village. This village of course had
shops to buy stuff, but instead we returned to the beach. The waves began crashing out a ways from the
beach - it was lovely. Costa Rica
|Walking in the Caribbean|
|A Howler Monkey|
After lunch those who wanted to zip-line were able to, but all morning it was raining off and on and
was not interested in zip-lining in the rain. – We zip-lined to the bed for a
nap instead. As I am writing this now,
it is pouring rain again. Cal
|Rain Forest Safari Boat Ride|
Later - We just returned from another boat safari – we saw spider monkeys, howler monkeys, sloth, toucans, hawks and other birds. It was a successful safari. The monkeys, especially the spider monkeys gave us a show at several locations. A group of monkeys is called a troupe troop. We saw numerous adults and at least 6 juvenile spider monkeys playing in the same tree top – it was unbelievable the way they were jumping or dropping from branch to branch.