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Adventures in Peru: the Amazon, part 2

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Me and Kate on a ‘Bob Marley tree.’

It’s funny how quickly you can fall into a comfortable routine. We would have breakfast, head out on a morning excursion, come back for lunch around 1, have a siesta (in the hammock room, ahhhhhh) until 4, then go out on a shorter excursion before dinner at 7. Two of the three nights we went out after dinner as well, and found several species of tarantula and tree frog. It always amazed us how adept Oscar and Randy were at spotting wildlife, even from hundreds of feet away.
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Fuzzy sloth bottom!  Kate took this photo with her fancy new camera–this sloth was really high up in the trees.

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Remember that movie Arachnophobia? Creeped the heck out of me when I was a kid. And this tarantula was a stone’s throw from our beds…

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A red-backed poison tree frog, which we also spotted at night.

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Jill catches a piranha.

Next post: more adorable Peruvian kiddies, and Jill’s tryst with the Dolphin King.

2 Comments to Adventures in Peru: the Amazon, part 2

  1. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    September 28, 2010 at 11:29 pm | Permalink

    That sloth butt was definitely a highlight. Maybe on out next trip to the Amazon will get to see a sloth face!

  2. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    September 28, 2010 at 11:31 pm | Permalink

    *OUR not out…late night typos will be the end of me one day.

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