After a slow start, day 2 in the jungle was pretty amazing. We took a boat ride upstream to hike to where macaws nest in tiny clay caves. The hike was great (and not many skeeters). From just below the cliff, we could see pairs of macaws nesting. Jimmy asked if we wanted to hike to the top to see them better… uh, YES!
From above, the view was even more spectacular. Dense jungle and colorful parrots flying just below us – always in pairs. We could have watched them soar all day. Truly amazing.
A small memorial for an Israeli tourist who fell from the cliff a couple years ago was a good reminder that we aren’t in the ‘ole USA anymore. I realized how easy it would be to be trying to get that photo of the macaws below and loose perspective of your feet. Parental rules: Bode stays back 3 feet from the edge!
Interesting tidbits about macaws: they are monogamous and mate for life. And, live 50 to 80 years.