Saturday, November 24, 2012

Day 147 - Another Day

Date: 11/24/12
Location: Costa de Oro, Costa Rica

Word of the day: cazuela - casserole
Turtle Fact:     Sea Turtles routinely dives for about 5 minutes and surfaces to breath for only 3 seconds.  She can dive up to 4,000 feet.

Wake up 6am. Morning check on bike. 2 poached nested to the the south. Again these turtles had come up after our last patrol in the night and before my bike ride in the morning hours.

Breakfast (cereal). Arts and Crafts. Open Coconuts. I am assisting Courtney with a little project of her own. Being the swordsman I am, welding the machete around the air, I go to town cutting open coconuts for a great length. Cooling off inside from the morning heat, I come inside and start to prep tonight dinner.

Lunch (leftovers).

Arts and crafts. Play in waves. Get sweaty. Turtle nest exhumations(2x) and baby releases (9x). Sunset. Cook. Dinner (Rice casserole with garlic rolls, and green beans). Siesta. Updates to HT.com.

Sunset Deep Thought: The only reason you see the moon through Earth's atmosphere is because it reflects the light from the sun. In the same way we perceive colors (the suns light reflects off the object, only absorbing certain colors before bouncing away to our eyes), we are also seeing the atmosphere (sky) as blue. This reflection of the sun is so bright that we are not able to look beyond the blue of the atmosphere, until the sun sets. My thought - what if there are objects in space (near Earth) that we are unable to see as they do no reflect the suns light?

Sleep

Lesson: Resources are great only when they are useful, otherwise they are just part of the background

Food: Garlic Bread. Flavored with goodness and rolled like a cinnamon roll and baked to perfection with bits of cheese surprises.
 
Animals: Dogs, Birds, Spiders, Flies, Ants, Crabs, Mosquitoes

Something I am thankful for: Inspiring others.
Something I don't want to admit: Throughout the day, I felt like I had something on my up lip... I did it was a nasty stash.

Total Nest I have saved: 48
Total Nests Poached on my Patrol: 50
Total Turtle Eggs I saved: 5102
Total Baby Turtles I Released: 1,129
Days of Rain: 87/143


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