2004 Daily Journal
Day One: July 19, 2004
Meet the 2004 Team
2004 Q & A
Our group at 6 a.m. in the Raleigh aiport.
We can't wait to get to Belize!
We're here! After a long day
of travel which began around 6:00 a.m., we
arrived in Belize City at 2:30 p.m. (Belize
time, which is 2 hours earlier than Raleigh).
We were very happy to see the five people
from our team who
were meeting us in Belize: Bill Hasse, one
of our trip leaders; Nathan Forbes our naturalist
guide/driver; Sue Hove, one of the group members
who had been in Guatemala; and our two Belizean
teachers, Hector Ayala and Kaisa Melina.
Smiles all around as Shane
fed this monkey some cashew fruit
We left the airport, and immediately
went to Bermudian Landing to see the Howler
Monkeys. We not only got to see a troop
of about 5-8 monkeys, but some of us were
even able to feed them cashew fruit! Our guide
there, Fallet Young, called in the dominant
male howler by imitating the monkey's call.
The male responded in loud and glorious voice!
We then headed west to the village
of Teakettle to our resting place for the
next three nights, Warrie Head Lodge. Lydia
Wade and her staff, Isabel and Blanca,
welcomed us with a fruit punch of papaya,
pineapple, and orange juice. They then provided
us with a delicious meal of stewed chicken,
rice cooked in coconut milk, vegetable casserole,
plantain (a type of banana) which had been
fried very slowly, and a salad. Maria Sharp's
Belizean Hot Sauce was added to nearly every
dish. We can hardly wait for our early morning
bird walk (5:45 a.m) with Nathan!
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