Category Archives: Central America

Music, mojitos and missiles!

Cuba is all that and more. It’s a developed country with an educated workforce with teachers, doctors and engineers, but the water is not safe to drink (even the locals buy bottled water).

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Galapagos Islands

We travelled to the Galapagos Islands with Lead Adventures, based in Quito, Ecuador. I really like the fact that they’re a local company, and so a lot of what you pay goes to the locals, and has an immediate impact. As soon as we arrived on Santa Cruz Island, we were taken to an area that borders the National Park, and where the giant tortoises are often found:

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FEMALE TORTOISE, ABOUT 120 YEARS OLD. SMOOTH SHELL INDICATES FULLY-GROWN

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Scuba diving, bungy jumping & ziplining videos

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We love scuba diving, and have been fortunate to have enjoyed it in many beautiful locations. We don’t have video of every dive location we’ve been to, but we try! And yes, maybe we have a little adrenaline junky in us too, as we have really enjoyed bungy jumping in Queenstown, New Zealand, and ziplining in Belize and Costa Rica. Crazy? you decide 😉

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Galapagos Videos

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Galapagos Islands! What a place! Myths, dreams, science and stories. We had to come here!

Read about our Galapagos trip here.

Enjoy the video, just as we did! Check out the sealion chasing the white tip reef shark at about 2’25” 🙂

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Costa Rica & Cuba Videos

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We first visited Costa Rica in about 1994, and loved the diversity of landscape and animals to be found here. We were also impressed by the early conservation efforts made the government. We decided to come back in 2015, and spend some time volunteering on a turtle reserve: Pacuare Turtle Reserve, and then travel around the country.

Read about our time in Costa Rica by clicking here. These are our videos of Costa Rica: animals and fun!

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Belize Videos

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Belize is turning into one of our favourite places! We first visited in 1996, right after certifying as SCUBA divers. We’ve now been back four times (so far!) We love going to Punta Gorda, in the southernmost part of Belize, and diving with dive conservation company ReefCI on the beautiful Sapodilla Cayes. Here are some dive videos, and some land videos! To read about our time in Belize, and see more photos, click here.

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Photographing Faeries

Hummingbirds move so very fast, it’s hard to photograph them.  My regular camera seems to have died (I need to see if it can be repaired), and Chris tried taking stills and video with his video camera, but I think the most successful and fun photos came from the auto option on the smart phone, that takes bursts of photos with one press of the button.

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Las baulas y las hormigas

(header photo courtesy of Miriam Girasol)

The Leatherbacks and the Ants!

I am coming to terms with leaf-cutter ants coming into our cabin at night, and walking their endless trail up and down the door with their carefully cut pieces of leaf ready to feed their fungus.

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LEAFCUTTER ANTS WALKING UP OUR CABIN DOOR

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