Monday, September 10, 2012
Wildlife Gone Wild
We took Vlad's dad to Dolphin Bay, which isn't technically the correct Dolphin Bay. At least, I don't think it is since each little island or bay in Bocas seems to have multiple names, many of which aren't on any map we can find. We call the watery area right outside Tierra Oscura, which is a tranquil lagoon pinched between Isla Cristobal and the mainland, Dolphin Bay because - you guessed it - we always see dolphins in that spot.
Two of them played right in front of the bow, putting on a darn good show for Vlad's dad.
And in other animal news, we also took Vlad's dad to the red poison dart frog mecca on Isla Bastimentos, and the colorful little amphibians were everywhere, posing in knotholes and poking their heads up from underneath wet leaves. In addition to being deadly, they really are adorable.
Alas, we did not see any sloths while Vlad's dad was here, but yesterday Sloth Watch 2012 continued with the best sloth scene we've seen to date. The little guy was in a short tree without a lot of leaves, perfect for watching him go about his slothy business, and we learned from one of the Indians who was walking by that the native word for sloth is "cu." Too bad someone forgot the camera.