|Your author exploring the jungle|
Here's a picture of a few of us on the bank of the Belize River at "Isabella Bonk". There is a dugout canoe at the water's edge, behind those tree trucks and flood debris. Sorry...I can't find my good pictures.
Spanish Creek is a little village. There I stopped to talk with some local villagers. Out across the mud yard, past the big, stump-sized, wooden mortar and pestle, I noticed some Barn Swallows flying around over Spanish Creek. When I mentioned this to the villagers, they said "Oh, those are Christmas birds."
The Barn Swallows were on an extended Christmas vacation in Belize! They left the musty, old barns and the munching cattle for more exotic country.
|Listening to Howler Monkeys at Tikal|