Today we took another Desafio tour with a new guide, Steven, and travelled near where the Costa Rican border meets with the Nicaragua border, on a boat trip in Cano Negro wildlife refuge. This was an 8 hour round trip with a light breakfast of pancakes, juice and coffee and a 3 course lunch included.
We met a whole bunch of new people on the boat and had some great wildlife spots - caiman, iguanas, lizards, turtles, Spider monkeys, Howler monkeys, Squirrel monkeys, White faced "Capuchin" monkeys, an albino Howler monkey all on his own (have a great pic), bats, herons and the most beautiful swallows and kingfishers (sadly pics are limited). Oh and the butterflies wow weeeeeeeee flying in and out of the boat. Giant things of all colours! Too busy on the move to let me take pics though. They wanted to flutter flutter flutter. I love the blues and a highlight was seeing my favourite, the giant Morphos butterfly. I was secretly hoping to also see hummingbirds, frogs, toucans, sloths, jaguars, pumas, ocelots, armadillos and tapirs, but no luck. This is why I need to go back... although I do tick some of these off as the trip progresses...
After such an exciting day, we spent the evening playing drinking games on our porch. Such fun! Perfect end to a brilliant day.
Blogging is an amazing concept so here I am giving it a whirl. You'll get words. You'll get pics. Sometimes a vid or two. You'll get tongue in cheek, the odd humble opinion and an honest insight into my travels and writing life. Maybe even a few gems along the way. I'll be musing on home turf as I see more and more of the UK and sharing my experiences further afield on holidays and adventurous trips across the globe.