Sunday, November 11, 2012

Day 134 - Footprints

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

Word of the day: Hibisco - Hibiscus
Turtle Fact: Sea Turtles do not need any training whatsoever to swim because they are born with that ability already

Wake up 7am in hatchery. Breakfast (cereal). Computer catch-up time. In light of yesterdays events with the Arribada, we were not able to be picked up or dropped off by anyone early this morning in hopes to see the rest of the event take place. Sad.

Fill hatchery holes with sand. Swim - cool off. Clean up Halloween all-natural directions in front of house. While in front of the house, curiosity has finally won me over. Every day I stare at these bright pinkish-red flowers (Hibiscus) all around our house. I have heard people use these for teas (medicinal and recreational) as well as flavor for cakes and coloring for other foods. Well, living off the land as I am doing, I research (via youtube) several how to video's in regards to making tea and other uses. So I start by picking a handful and setting them out in the sun to dry for future use.

Lunch (Fried rice). Siesta. Rain wakes me on beach. Fix and Repair flat tire on bike. Fill more holes. Clear walking path of low hanging palm trees. Run. Sunset. Swim. Shower. Dinner. Hernaldo (local volunteer and friend of Pretoma) cooks dinner for us. What a nice treat.

Sunset Deep Thought: As I run along the beach, I have the only footprints on the beach. This excites me... What is our (mankind) obsession with being the first one to do something, going someplace or discover something new? What drives to us to extreme measures to be the "first one". Is the thrill of something new or action of hunting?

HT admin. Hatchery. Hammock. Sleep.

Lesson: Drying things out takes a while.

Food: Spanish Omelet. Made with fried potatoes, onions, peppers, eggs and garlic. 
Animals: Dogs, Birds, spiders, Flies, Ants, Crabs

Something I am thankful for: Sunset Runs - Clear the mind so it can wonder
Something I don't want to admit: I have begun to finally get a watch tan.

Hatchery Patrol

Total Nest I have saved: 47
Total Nests Poached on my Patrol:45
Total Turtle Eggs I saved: 5102
Total Baby Turtles I Released: 966
Days of Rain: 83/129

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