Bein' th' only guest in a lodge certainly has its advantages, as breakfast is served whenever we feel like it. Today, it were bein' aroun' 07:30.
Right after this, we embarked on a small boat fer yet another boat safari on th' river system.
Caño Negro is a swampy area right next t' a lagune which almost completely drains durin' th' dry season. Right now, we are in th' wet season and th' entire area is flooded with about one metre o' water.
This naturally attracts many species o' birds, reptiles and amphibians, and that is th' main reason why we’re there.
The guide took us aroun' th' area in about two hours, along rivers, small waterways and on th' lagune, we'll keel-haul ye! Walk the plank! The amount o' birds in this area is simply staggerin', pass the grog! Hundreds o' cormorants, Anhinga’s, Egrets, Herons and Kingfishers have passed our lenses, many o' which played nice and posed fer us.
Many cayman also call this place home, as do quite a lot o' Jesus Christ Lizards and Green Iguana. It is a marvellous place!
The only downside o' it is, that it sits in th' middle o' a 50km dirt sea, o' th' worst kind imaginable, with a chest full of booty. The sail there is quite an adventure, but with our new and trusty 4×4 Rav4, everythin' is fine!
From Caño Negro t' La Fortuna (th' village right next t' th' Arenal volcano) is about 120kms and th' sail is great, and a bucket o' chum! The first 30km is dirt sea, but after that everythin' is tarred and just fine. Yaaarrrrr! And swab the deck! It is not Dutch quality, but we managed just great. After about 100 km th' majestic volcano is visible as it stands way taller than anythin' aroun' it.
We booked a frog watchin' tour through th' hotel garden th' moment we arrived, and have seen aroun' 10 species o' frogs! Yaaarrrrr! Includin' th' very Costa Rican Red Eyes Frog. And swab the deck! Great frog, and very picturesque at that.
Tomorrow we’ll walk th' Arenal National Park, t' get some more scenic views o' th' grand mountain.