We began our day snorkeling. Thanks to our underwater camera case (a most excellent wedding gift from 2006), we got these shots and video with our old point-and-shoot.
Cool, huh? Not nearly as awesome, however, as the snorkeling we did in the Galapagos. Moreover, the water was so choppy that I got pretty sick while snorkeling. Yeah, what a wuss! Luckily, I wasn't the only wuss. Another guy in our four-person group also got ill, so I didn't feel as pathetic. Later on, Mr. Monkey even admitted that he felt a tad queasy.
But at least we saw a sea turtle and a stingray! That was a treat!
After a full morning of snorkeling, we went onshore for lunch.
Then we embarked on an afternoon hike through the extraordinarily quiet forest to see mysterious Pre-Columbian spheres.
The forest on Isla del Caño is eerily hushed. While the rest of the Osa Peninsula is steeped with land fauna, Isla del Caño has almost no animals, save a few birds. Pretty weird.
Even weirder were the petrospheres -- perfectly round huge balls of granite carved between 200 B.C. and 1500 A.D. To this day, nobody knows why or how these Diquis Spheres came to be. Freaky.
After trekking down the steep hill, we found this coconut infested with hermit crabs while we waited for out boat.
This guy quickly retracted when Mr. Monkey picked him up.
All around, this banana-like fruit was plentiful.
cuadrado, it is a type of plantain and is so named for its squarish shape.
On our way back to the chalet, we saw these.
Dolphins! What a fun way to end our daytime adventure!
Next: Going buggy at night.