|We depart from Placencia with Captain and Tour Guide Terry at the helm.
|We depart through a series of channels on the west (lagoon) side of the peninsula.
|It's a fast boat ride along the coast and through mangrove-lined channels to get to Monkey River.
|The first time we were here we ate at a restaurant in this main part of the village.
|As we continued down the river we saw loads of birds, including many types of herons.
|At the restaurant we picked up Terry's son TJ (Terry Jr.), and he was TERRIFIC at spotting all kinds of wildlife.
|An Anhinga (called a "snake bird" because of the way it moves its neck).
|The sack-like things hanging from this tree are nests of a bird called the Montezuma Oropendola. We saw one of the actual
birds (quite pretty), though we didn't get a photo of it.
|TJ saw these bats from quite a distance away.
|After a bit the boat was tied up and we got out for a jungle hike looking for howler monkeys.
|We saw lots of these tiny little crabs.
|A Strangler fig wrapped around another tree.
|An Owl moth.
|Bret sporting one of the leaves that sticks to you like Velcro.
|Back to the boat for a little more river tour, then back to the restaurant for lunch.
|Bret, Janine and Dean.
|A Great egret maybe?
|Lobster pots soaking to get ready for the opening of lobster season.
|On the way back we stopped behind Harvest Caye to look for manatees.
|Little Harvest Caye
|Back to the channels of Placencia.
|Along these channels you see beautiful resort-type places, as well as less manicured working homes.
|Um, something tells me the owner of this boat didn't mean to park it here...