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Wednesday 16th October 1985

Have to get back to Limone for the bank today if I am going to spend the rest of the week in Tortuguerro. Bus arrives into Limone nearly one hour late. Much gentle wit in the high street. He says in strong patois "what u looking for Gloria? She says " I got to find my son right away" and she sits down resignedly.

A lot of wailing and clapping from a small congregation in the Evangelical church last night. They sounded amused elated and frightened in turns and kept it up for 2 1/2 hours.

Thomas, my neighbour at Jenny's is on the bus, heading for Tortuguerro too. He is a tall softly spoken German with scandinavian looks. He was in Santa Rosa park with some scientists watching 1/2 million Olive Ridley turtles nest at Playa Nancite. He saw alligators pigs vultures and pumas enjoying the turtle feast. Also turtles bitten in half by a sharks. The scientists are marking and counting. Thomas marked 300 turtles in one night.

Hotel Cariari 125 C.

Posted by 1985 trip 10:58 Archived in Costa Rica

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