Thursday, March 22, 2018

Laguna del Lagarto

The Laguna del Lagarto Lodge was my favorite stop on our tour. We were a few miles from the Nicaraguan border. We stayed two nights, 12 and 13 July 2017. The region felt wild. The 30 km rocky road into the lodge contributed to the feeling of isolation. The lodge, if not the most luxurious of our stops, was more than adequate.

The forest was so full of dragonflies and birds that I never got around taking a photo of our accomodations—Dennis Paulson gave me this image. The hotel boasted wonderful bird feeders. You can see one of the muddy lagoons in front of the lodge. One of my best interludes was, after returning from a hike through the jungle, sitting at the edge of the lagoon and photographing dragonflies as they came up to me. I kept my eyes open, however, since Laguna del Lagarto means Lagoon of the Crocodile…

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