Sunday, November 4, 2012

Day 127 - No Set Backs

Date: 11/4/12
Location: Costa de Oro, Costa Rica

Word of the day: tiempo - time
Turtle Fact: Young lings can find their way to the water after hatching, but it can take several days for them to get there at a slow pace. It isn&#8217;t known how they are able to know where to go for survival. The most popular theory is that they have a magnetic preference in their bodies that push them away from the land. What is also observed is that they will make a complete circle around their nest before they move in a straight line towards the water.</p>

Wake up 5:30am, very uncomfortable and move into my own bed. 9:30am I wake up and start the day with some banana bread made by Courtney the day before.

SIDENOTE: Early this morning, most of North America set back their clocks. In Costa Rica, that is not the case. If you were wondering.

Mosaic. I take a break from gluing little plastic pieces together to give Lars and Verena the "coconut experience". This is where I go through each stage of the coconut, opening and tasting the nut and juice from each one (if applicable) and informing them the various uses for each. Lunch (leftovers).

Mosaic. Manly tasks in the back yard. Siesta. Fill hatchery holes with Lars (new recruit for manual labor as he is interested in actually performing tasks throughout the day.

Get sweaty. Shower. Dinner. Since there was an earlier patrol this evening it was up to me to cook and then clean for dinner as I would not be patrolling, but protecting the hatchery in to my hammock later in the evening. In order to cook, have everyone eat and out the door all within an hour an half, I was super chef, flying around the kitchen making "it" happen. Finally with beads of sweat running down my face, I bring the food to the table - dinner is served!

Hatchery patrol. Another night of glowing green waves. If this happens again tomorrow night, perhaps I will give it another try capturing this cool event.

Lesson: It could always be worse.
Food: Chicken Stirfry with sauteed veggies and dulce carrots and oyster sauce flavored rice.

Animals: Dogs, Birds, crabs, mosquitos, nats, flies

Something I am thankful for: Future endeavors.
Something I don't want to admit: I started listening to the 4th book in the Wizard of Oz series. I have been able to knock out a book one, every other day. There is 18 in total.

Hammock Patrol

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: 81/123

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