kayaking las isletas
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February 4th, 2008 – by: keef_mon
Even though we left a little late... around 830 we still saw tons of beautiful birds and plants. I can only imagine how much more wildlife we would see earlier in the morning. We say a vulcher tree that had at least 15 vulchers hopping and flying around.
I saw a turtle and it seemed rather large for only living in a lake. We continued paddling and eventually came to monkey island. A small isleta with 4 spider monkeys. Our guide plucked a mango off a tree on the way to give to them. Mangos grow everywhere. There is a pole for powerlines on the small monkey island. One of the monkeys was missing most of its tail. Our guide told us the monkey tried to get off the island and lost its tail from the power lines. Kinda of sad but the monkeys seem happy.
We continued to paddle for almost four hours and saw many great things. Needless to say when we were done I was tired and slightly burnt. The sun is very intense.
Overall so far the kayak tour has been my best experience and will be a wonderful memory. Tomorrow we are going to volcan masaya for a guided hike in the afternoon. We are supposed to be able to walk in old lava tubes and then we stop for food. Do a little shopping in masaya and then continue to see lava at night. I am hoping to capture some images of glowing lava.
I am having the time of my life and wish i could share it with all of my friends.
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