Thursday, November 1, 2012

Day 124 - Movember starts in CR

Date: 11/1/11
Location: Costa de Oro, Costa Rica

Word of the day: Bigote - Mustache
Turtle Fact: Sea turtles can dive more than 1,000 feet into the water in order to reach food. However, most of the time they will remain at the shallow parts of the water.

Wake up 6am in the hatchery. As I walk out of the hatchery, I notice a gaping hole in the side of the hatchery way, next to the previous tears the dogs had created some time ago. My heart instantly dropping, I look back in the hatchery trying to see if any of the nest were disturbed. Thankfully there was not. Did I miss a dog getting into the hatchery while I was sleeping? Could I have not woken up to the clanging of glass bottles that are currently attached to the walls? I would like to think not. Perhaps this had happened yesterday night, before starting my hatchery shift as I did not particularly look over all the walls before getting into my hammock. What is interesting about this is the fact that during the night, Courtney put the last nest in the hatchery (3am) and did not remember seeing the hole either. Weird.

Anywho, I head inside and prepare and cook some eggbake for breakfast. This morning the ladies (Courtney and Kayla) are heading to Jicaral with one of the neighbors to get a couple personal items. In doing so, I had  requested some Mussimanni  Bread they had talked up previously and some cheese. Once they left. began a little fixing venture to our hatchery. After sewing it back up and making it stronger than before, I attached an additional set of glass bottles to the outside of the hatchery for some added protection. Satisfied with my job, I tidy up the backyard from the coconuts and leaves that had fallen off the trees over the night.

By this time the girls got back from their trip and it's time for lunch. With new loafs of bread Courtney makes and shares a couple slices of bruchetta while I use my bread to soak up some of the goodness that went along with some vegetables we had marinating in oil/vinegar/lemon/spices.

Afterwords, I head to the beach for a little siesta. Today I try a new spot on the beach, in the semi shade of beachy tree nearby. After a successful hour of sleep, I gather my buckets and gather some plastic pieces from the beach for a while. Get Sweaty.

Sunset. Tonight's sunset was truly beautiful. It was one one those events,  I wanted it all to myself (thus no pictures) and I certainly thoroughly enjoyed it. What was so unique about it, was the fact that there was storm clouds all throughout the sky except on the horizon. There had to be an inch of visible space (from my perspective) in which you could see the sun set below the clouds before drowning into the ocean. This made for a very interesting 90 seconds of crazy colors shine on the bottom sides of the storm clouds.. Awesome.

Dinner (teriyaki hamburgers and fries). Update Hatchery. Sleep.

Lesson: Sometimes you have to keep somethings to yourself. Being selfish doesn't always have to effect the people around you!

Food: teriyaki hamburgers. Kayla made some sauce, which I added into the thin burger patties. I made. Courntey made french fries (which tasted slighly like McD's). Both topped with a little bit of cheese from my new personal supply...

Animals: Dogs, Birds, Crabs, Lizards, Mosquitos, flies

Something I am thankful for: Being Healthy. Physically and Mentally (for the most part).
Something I don't want to admit: I am joining men all across the globe and growing out my facial (and neck) hair to help aid Prostate Cancer Awareness. What I am not excited about is the Horrible fur that will hang from me neck,come the end of November. Ohh yeah don't be too mad, I started 2 days ahead of schedule.

Total Nest I have saved: 45
Total Nests Poached on my Patrol:44
Total Turtle Eggs I saved: 5102
Total Baby Turtles I Released: 955
Days of Rain: 80/120

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