Fabulous day today!
Some snorkeling to see starfish and the colourful reef.
Then a stop in Dolphin Bay to watch for - yes correct dolphins. We only saw two.
Then abit of a look at the various islands and finally over to a small island with our bring your own lunch.
The guide told us to go to the supermarket and put together our lunch for our island chill out. Couldn't find anything I would want to eat so ended up with white bread rolls and nutella! The tomatoes were rotten and the avocados rock hard. And the processed meat was just plain scary!
The best part of the island was very crowded so we walked around trying to find a place that wasn't packed. Our tour guide was clueless even though he had been to the very small island dozens of times. And of course you can't set up under a coconut tree and they were everywhere! We ended up in an awful spot where you really couldn't swim for fear of being hit by a floating tree branch!
Eventually the guide went on a scout and found a proper place so we moved camp and then I just stayed in the water most of the time. Just so nice with the palm trees and blue water. If you are out of the water for 5 minutes you get so hot you have to go back in.
On the boat ride back we went sloth spotting and amazingly saw a really active one eating lots of leaves. Normally they are only active at night. We were able to get really close and stare at his face. They are gorgeous creatures and move very slowly due to the lack of protein in their diet.
Then back to town on the speed boat - central american style! Great ride as you can look at the mangrove swamps and the isolated houses. Some are shacks and others are mansions owned by retired foreigners. If you migrate there you don't have to pay taxes for 20 years but you have to invest some money which most people do by building houses.
Dinner at another nice restuarant on the water. It had some things on the menu which we couldn't order due to where we were sitting!! Random!
Then to finish off the day some gelato!
In the last photo you can see I am taking no chances with the sun with my total cover up!Read more
Islands and more islands!February 11
Fabulous day today!