The first day of R&R started off well, we woke up to Ellie, Ella, Sophia, Leah and Jenny cooking pancakes and there was enough for us all to have three each. I usually can only manage two at most but I got a bit carried away and had three. It probably wasn’t the best idea considering that today’s R&R activity was a boat trip.
After a while of sailing and sunbathing the crew spotted something in the water ahead. After moving closer we realised it was two dolphins, we managed to see them really close as they started swimming around the boat. After the dolphins had swum away we sailed closer to the coast again so that we could do some snorkelling. I got a bit panicked by the fish at first as there were loads swimming around us, but after while I calmed down and started to enjoy it with everyone else.
After swimming we had our lunch on the boat, it was rice, vegetables and chicken or fish, I had the chicken and it was really nice. We then had another twenty minutes sailing back to the port. Overall it was a really good morning and it was a great R&R activity.
We then walked back to Quepos and had time to go shopping! We found a really nice market and there were some great souvenirs in the shops.
That night we had a choice of whether we went on a wildlife night tour or if we wanted to have an early night. Eleven people decided to come out on the walk and it was defiantly the right decision. (Ed. Agreed!) We saw gladiator frogs, bull frogs, red eye tree frogs, glass frogs, Caymens, crocodiles, a boa constrictor and loads of different types of fresh water turtles (Ed. you forgot to mention the snake eating the frog...distressing but fascinating). The highlight for me though was at the end when Emilio (the guide) showed us some baby crocodiles and turtles. They were really cute and we were even allowed to stoke their backs. (Ed. one of the highlights of this trip for me)
I would say we made the most out of our day of R&R and now we’re all preparing for the journey home!
We’ve had a great time and can’t wait to see you all soon!
Alice Hurren x