Geoff isn't feeling so good.
But there are worse places to be sick.
Oh my goodness, the bugs at night are crazy. There are so many sounds & calls & croaks. We were cracking up as we were falling asleep last night. There are a ton of frogs around here & they make some nutty sounds. There's one frog that I named Dog Frog because I laid in bed listening to this dog barking for a long time. But then I realized that it was a frog, not a dog at all. The bark was so evenly spaced & then I had Geoff listening & we decided it was a frog. We heard the Dog Frog every night. It is too funny. It sounds just like a dog barking.
Then this morning, the birds took over the job of making sure it was not quiet. The bird calls are just as entertaining & they all don't stop. It seems almost as though there is some sort of schedule that they all adhere to in order to make sure there isn't one empty slot during the day without the noise of the animals. I love it.
Our day is very easy to summarize & there really isn't much to discuss except to say
we stuck to our plan of being very lazy & really really relaxing. We laid on the sand, swam in the sea, ate a lot of really delicious food, napped, laid in hammocks when we were desperate for shade, read & just enjoyed the life of leisure. It was a fantastic day. The only bummer was that Geoff spent the night having horrible stomach pains & today has not felt well all day. But, at least he can rejuvenate & rest in hammocks & in the sun. We definitely didn't do much in order to help him to feel better quicker, we hope.
The food is incredible here. For breakfast they serve you eggs in your own seperate little corningware type of dish & you get fresh juice & arepas (cornmeal patties). For lunch we had a whole fried fish with fried rice. Delicious. For dinner was a shrimp stir fry. The seafood is amazingly fresh & so flavorful.
I did a little snorkeling but didn't see much except one fish. There isn't a reef here but yesterday we saw a bunch of fish swept up onto the shore so I was hopeful. I chased down a school
of fish that Geoff could see from the shore but I couldn't see in the water. No luck there. Oh well.
Every afternoon around 3:30 or 4pm the Green Parrots fly into the palm trees near us & squawk & squawk like crazy. We've decided that it is their Happy Hour & they all get together & catch up on the days events & gossip until the sunsets. Then they head to their respective homes & have their quiet evenings until Happy Hour the next day. It is so funny. They seriously are punctual. Every day we are here they arrive in the late afternoon, making a ton of noise, it's so difficult to describe the amount of noise they make. They fly from tree to tree in groups, talking away & then as soon as it's about time for the sun to set they fly off & we don't see them again until the next day. Happy Hour Parrots.
The wind & rain moved in this evening just before dinner & left before dinner was over. I love the quick moving storms in the tropics. It's totally manageable. Off to sleep with all of our noisy jungle
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