Life in the clouds

Trip Start May 13, 2010
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Trip End May 12, 2011


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Flag of Costa Rica  , Province of Puntarenas,
Monday, May 24, 2010

nice trip from arenal volcano to Monteverde, 30 mins in a van then a boat ride across the lake for about an hour and finally 1hour 45 mins in a van up a bumpy road. The views on the way were great and the cloud forest lodge seems really nice, huge room , and i think it has a nice view if only the clouds would go away. So I was right it is a bit cooler up here at 1500 meters above sea level, but it hasn't stopped raining. Had a walk into the town Santa Elana, seems like a nice place, we bought some wine and water to have in our room later, and a really nice mexican meal in a restaurant in a tree, quite strange.
visited the frog farm to see some rain forest frogs, just in case we don't get to see them while we are out on our walk tomorrow, at least we know what we are looking for, and they are so small they are going to be hard to find. These Frogs were in glass tanks and the guy showing us round still had problems finding some of them, they are amazingly well camouflaged. (like milo).
There are 2 couples staying here tonight, and there are 30 + rooms, so we are in number 14 and the other couple are in number 15, right beside us with only a thin wall between us. they are German, and very noisy, they seem to be shouting at each other all the time and the woman has a great cough. Can't really understand why they put us in adjoining rooms when there are so many other rooms to choose from. think i might be throwing something at the wall later.

It's wet in the cloud forest, and it’s not just cloud, it rains loads as well.

Had a guided walk in the forest today, it was pretty good, saw loads of birds including the resplendent quetzal, and the bell bird, it’s called this because it sounds like a bell.

They had some feeders for humming birds at the end of the walk, and we saw several types, getting a photo was a different matter. I got loads of pictures of the feeder with no birds, they just move so fast, by the time you press the button , all the little buggers have gone.

Had a couple of walks in the forest on our own, this was good without loads of people , saw lots of birds and insects and so many different fungi.

It has been quite cold today, so will be pleased to get down to the beach tomorrow, it should be warmer, and drier.


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merenwen1949
merenwen1949 on

Pink frogs, now that is cool :)
SC

merenwen1949
merenwen1949 on

Ray 'your team' were wondering who 'Milo' is? Did you forget to brief us or were we distracted at the time?
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gonroamin
gonroamin on

Milo Maureen Mary Mrs Wheeler, are just some of her names ...

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