Manzanillo- Tropical downpour this morning, clearing to a lovely, sunny 29 degree day
Just when we think that we have seen the things there are to see in a spot, we keep being amazed. Today an enormous sloth crawled ever so slowly down a towering tree outside our jungle house, head first. I didn't realise they got so big. It was strange to see it descending head first after watching koalas for so many years do it feet first. Found it quite nerve wracking to watch it come down from such a height but, of course it managed just fine. Sloths are really bizarre looking things. Their fur makes them look more like a muppet than a real animal! Not so long after this, an electric blue butterfly flapped (not fluttered) past. We'd seen both these creatures in the ecopark and rescue centre but its so much more exciting and special to see them in the wild. An agouti (which is like a cross between a large, long legged guinea pig and a tailless mouse) popped past at tea. The big highlight though were the fireflies that appeared in the garden whilst we were doing the dishes. They were everywhere- flashing like little fairylights. Just magical. We keep pinching ourselves that we are able to be doing this year away. Very privledged.