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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Macaw Parrots at Drakes Bay

   I am staying in a small, remote, primitive jungle bed&breakfast on the Osa Peninsula, on the southern most tip of Costa Rica.  I embarked at 11am, Tue. 7/24, w/ fellow guests, Carol/Audrey (mother & daughter from Quebec) to snorkel.  It was a challenging adventure.  We began with a 30 minute Quad-ATV ride to the end of the road at the beach mouth.  Then we began walking to the snorkeling beach.  We had a very exciting diversion when we saw macaws in the trees above & spent about 30 minutes watching & photographing them.  

I also found some interesting shells along the way. We continued what was supposed to be a 30 minute trek to the cove but we hit a very rocky area that became impassable.  We finally waded across a river and found a path in the jungle that eventually led us to the beach.  It was unexpectedly pebbly but I pulled on my flippers and mask & headed into the surf.  The fins were too big-they gave me men’s size 7, not women’s and the snorkel had hole in it.  Not an auspicious event.  We ate our delicious packed lunch, hung out until the tide came in then took the jungle trail back along the beach to the road where we hung out in the grass waiting for our 30 minute ATV ride back to “our” part of the jungle.   

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