Monday, November 26, 2012

Day 149 - BACON!

Date: 11/26/12
Location: Costa de Oro, Costa Rica

Word of the day: tocino - bacon
Turtle Fact: Turtles navigates by the earth’s magnetic field, and travels thousands of miles in open ocean.

6am wake up. Morning check on Bike (with GoPro), North ans South on the beach - nada. Interesting enough though, the pedal on the right side of the bike has begun to wear down. Very interesting, perhaps due to the salt, but also due to the downward force you apply when biking though the soft sand. I end up finding an old Croc (sandal) to cover the pedals with so it doesn't hurt my bare foot.

Breakfast. I attempt to make crepes this morning (for the first time). However, we do not have any eggs. I was able to find a recipe online for using such minimal ingredients. Drizzled with a little chocolate sauce made from some chocolate powder, this meal did not turn out too bad!

Update - It's coming down to the wire. With about 10 days left of the project, it is time to kick up the recapping in full gear. Making sure I complete everything that I set out to, I know the next week is going to be none stop. I would not have it any other way.

Lunch (pasta salad with BACON!). Add and remove sand from hatchery.

Lotti arrives for a little visit. We discuss wrapping up the project and future plans. We learn that "Eco-Fest" a weekend festival we were supposed to take part in (next weekend) has been canceled my Muni (Municipal - The Costa Rican "Man"). FML. At least the plastic collection project we have been working on for this festival, was a good practice for cleaning up the beach... We also learn that we will stop patrolling the beach and collecting data starting 12/1. From then on, we will be disassembling the hatchery and restoring the house to the way we found it. Now that is going to be some tedious work!

Exhumations. Release babies (13x). Dinner (Spaghetti w/ meat sauce, salad and soup). Siesta. Updates to

Lesson: Things change. Adapt.

Food: Crepes. These thin pancake like delicacies were filled with jams and chocolate. It tastes more like a dessert.
Animals: Dogs, Birds, Spiders, Flies, Ants, Crabs, Mosquitoes, baby turtles.

Something I am thankful for: BACON! From the meat to fat greasy drippings... I don't know why it tastes so good!
Something I don't want to admit: I'll be cooking in bacon grease for the next week :)

Total Nest I have saved: 48
Total Nests Poached on my Patrol:48
Total Turtle Eggs I saved: 5102+
Total Baby Turtles I Released: 1,244
Days of Rain: 88/145 - finally a little bit of rain!

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