We're off on a boat tour of the rainforest, and Michael S. Kaye, president of Costa Rica Expeditions, is trying to set realistic expectations. "People come expecting to see wildlife as close up as they do in a guidebook, or as dramatic as they see on a nature show. What they don't understand is how many hours that cameraman had to wait to get that shot."
And as we float down the canals it is clear, this is not a zoo. This is is the animals' home, we are the visitors. They are not here to perform for us. But if we are quiet, and pay attention, the forest is teeming with life - we see and hear herons and falcons, river otters and monkeys, iguanas, a sloth and then, this:
It's a Rainforest Tur-Duck-en!
It is wild here, wild and beautiful and surprising. Throw expecations, high and low, out the window. Just look and see what's here:
Coming up: "Help! I Need Somebody to Help!" What's a vacation without an identity crisis? http://upside-down-patty.blogspot.com/2010/11/help-i-need-somebody-to-help.html
P.S. Confused about what Patty is doing in Costa Rica without her family? The Trip of a Lifetime starts here: http://upside-down-patty.blogspot.com/2010/11/ticket-to-ride.html