Monday, July 9, 2018
Day 10- Tranquilo Bay, Pouring Rain, and Relaxation
This morning we awoke to torrential rain, thunder, and lightning. Not bad, for 1 out of 10 days thus far in a tropical ecosystem where it is either rainy or rainier! With umbrellas in hand, we met for breakfast and tried waiting out the rain so we could travel by boat to Zapatilla Cay to learn about the sea turtle research being done there on population density, reproductive biology, and migrations. The Bocas del Toro archipelago is a rich nesting ground for hawksbill, leatherback, and green sea turtles. The panga would have to land close to the sandy beach and everyone would have to wade out of the boat as there is no dock there.
Just hanging out!
We made it back to the lodge for dinner and back to our cabins to pack for our return to Panama City.