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The adventures of Fe & Chris

Archive for August 31, 2007


We have been out kayaking a couple of times recently and yesterday we went on a tour to Punta Izopo - a nature reserve to the east of Tela. This was our first time on a double kayak, but I think we managed reasonably well - Chris was at the rear and took charge of steering, which he did impressively well - we didn´t bump into the mangroves at all! We were also one of the fastest (not that I´m competitive at all!). On our tour we saw lots of blue crabs desperately clinging to the mangrove roots - they don´t seem to like the water too much. Apparently it is crab season and the locals can be seen collecting them along the roadsides to make soup from them, or sell them 5 for 100 Lempiras. They´re quite funky looking - will try and get a pic up soon….

We also saw a tiny baby crocodile - cute, and a couple of new herons - a boat billed and some other, the name I forget!

Food or Sea?

Whilst eating our lunch on a Caribbean beach, I noticed Chris had finished and was gazing longingly out to sea having finished his small portion of food (I´m sure most of you know how important food is to him). Much to my amusement I successfully guessed the dilemma he was faced with - if he went for a swim it might seem a bit rude since I was still eating, it also meant (more importantly) that he might miss out on the chance of scavenging some extra food from me. He decided to stay and this decision paid off as he was able to successfully beg some scraps from my plate!

We bothhad a very pleasant post-lunch splash around afterwards!