photobombed by Alain who we met on the trail to Pico March 12 With our first week of volunteering concluded at UBHA school, we were free to spend a 3-day weekend hiking through the stupendous Chicaque Natural Park. On Saturday morning, we set out on a hike to visit one of its landmarks: Pico (the … Continue reading Exploring the Trails in Chicaque Natural Park
Although it's only half an hour from the buzzing metropolis of Bogota, Chicaque Natural Park is like a lost world, and parts of it seem far removed from any signs of civilization. It's 300 hectares (741 acres) of mountains, streams, thick vegetation, with a few but not too many tourist amenities like campgrounds, lodges, restaurants … Continue reading UBHA the One-Room Schoolhouse in a Colombian Cloud Forest
Puyo, Ecuador turned out to be a bit of a disappointment -- at least as far as the city itself. We didn't see why anyone would recommend going there except for nearby attractions. Like the Amazon -- Puyo is the closest jumping off place to tour the jungle; even the tours leaving from Baños go through … Continue reading Monkeying Around in Puyo
December 3, 2021 - Part II > If you're going to visit the Yucatan Peninsula, you simply have to see some Mayan ruins. And the best place to do that is the enormously famous Chichen Itza, right? So we thought. And so we'd planned. It is after all, one of the seven wonders of the … Continue reading Mayan Ruins and Chocolate (Part 1)
And then it happened. Something splashing in the water, seen out of the corner of her eye. Was it a fish jumping? No, there was no concentric circle that occurs after a fish splash. A diving bird? No, they were everywhere but none surfaced nearby.
We noticed the shore was littered with seaweed and the sea was literally turning green. So we began to wonder, is it edible?
https://youtu.be/RDkiePf44LY A short video of our friendly "neigh"bors in Silver Springs, NV Do rocks talk? Yes, but the problem is nobody knows exactly what they're saying. Petroglyphs, left by Native Americans many centuries ago, are etchings on rock that seem to be conveying some kind of important message for future generations. Unfortunately, they forgot to … Continue reading Wild Horses and Talking Rocks
Goats, hinnys and zeedonks, oh my!
Well, if at first you don't succeed, try getting up at 5:00 a.m. next time. After a day of attempted bear sighting yesterday at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge turned up mostly bare, we decided to hole up for the night and try another day of it. We arranged to park our RV in the … Continue reading Finding Bears in North Carolina
Hey, how would like to go stalking wild bears? Or maybe even an alligator or a rare and endangered red wolf? You have a possibility of spotting any and all of the above in their own backyard at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina. https://youtu.be/H5vhGqq6WT0 Click play to watch video. Subscribe on YouTube. … Continue reading Howling with Endangered Red Wolves & Looking for Bears