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Sunday, July 25, 2010

swimming at Jaguar PreserveWe rose early for our last morning in the Cockscomb Basin and took our final rigorous hike in the Jaguar Preserve deep in the jungle. After taking a refreshing swim in the falls, we hiked back to the cabins, meeting a Nine-banded Armadillo along the way. Hugo, our fearless driver, drove us out of the mountains and east towards the coast. Along the way, the terrain transformed from rainforests to banana plantations.

As we entered the town of Dangriga, we saw the crystal blue Caribbean Sea! We then piled all 17 people and their dirty clothes into a small water taxi and headed toward the outer cays. Forty five minutes later, we arrived at Pelicanís Pouch at South Water Cay. We were amazed at the size of the conch shells just lying under the dock. We dove into the warm water and donned our snorkel gear for a first hand look at the local wildlife. We spied ocean life ranging from parrotfish to stingrays to sea bottles. What a wonderful day!

Written by Ernease Cuevas, Lisa Garrison, Amy Jordan and Bill Toth

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