To Turtle Beach, Lodge , by Boat

David relaxed and marveled at the passing jungle
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David relaxed and marveled at the passing jungle


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A concrete caiman watched the bus being unloaded
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A concrete caiman watched the bus being unloaded


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Even the bare shore was filled with boats
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Even the bare shore was filled with boats


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A windowless house stood on the river shore
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A windowless house stood on the river shore


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Horses lounged along the river's bank
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Horses lounged along the river's bank


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A spoon-billed bird watched the boat pass
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A spoon-billed bird watched the boat pass


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A great egret and several snoty egreets browsed for food
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A great egret and several snoty egreets browsed for food


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A barge named Jessy was filled with gravel
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A barge named Jessy was filled with gravel


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A droopy eared cow looked up as the boat sped past
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A droopy eared cow looked up as the boat sped past


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A river dredging boat listed slightly to starboard
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A river dredging boat listed slightly to starboard


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Thick trees with a concrete dock curved outward
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Thick trees with a concrete dock curved outward


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Lunch took place on the deck that day
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Lunch took place on the deck that day


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The Sarah was moored with its motor raised
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The Sarah was moored with its motor raised


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Another house was seen with a ladder for stairs
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Another house was seen with a ladder for stairs


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The boundary for the National Park was well marked
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The boundary for the National Park was well marked


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The small island had surprisingly tall trees
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The small island had surprisingly tall trees


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The surrounding forest began to look more like a jungle
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The surrounding forest began to look more like a jungle


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Some plants actually grew out over the river
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Some plants actually grew out over the river


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A lazy crocodile was spotted near the river's edge
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A lazy crocodile was spotted near the river's edge


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The driver drove while guide Ray pointed out the sights
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The driver drove while guide Ray pointed out the sights


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A logosaurus was disguised with foliage
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A logosaurus was disguised with foliage


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Various lodges all started from the same dock
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Various lodges all started from the same dock


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A small village graced the river's shore
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A small village graced the river's shore


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The town of Tortuguero came into view
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The town of Tortuguero came into view


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A repairman stood ready on his dock
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A repairman stood ready on his dock


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From time to time other boats were seen on the river
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From time to time other boats were seen on the river


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A modest home stood just off from the river shore
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A modest home stood just off from the river shore


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The boat passed one of the smaller lodges
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The boat passed one of the smaller lodges


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And yet another small lodge stood on the far shore
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And yet another small lodge stood on the far shore


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The river surface calmed and began to reflect
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The river surface calmed and began to reflect


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Pink flowers reflected into a complex pattern
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Pink flowers reflected into a complex pattern


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Supply boats were docked for the Turtle Beach Lodge
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Supply boats were docked for the Turtle Beach Lodge


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