After the badass encounter with the boa constrictors, we planned on going for a hike in the forest reserve. Here's the bummer: We got to the trails that we knew about and there were two guides waiting there. They told us we weren't allowed to go on the trails without a guide. What?! We were not about to pay 53 dollars to go for an hour walk. I'm pretty sure Zac knew more than they did anyway. So that was mildly annoying because we really were craving a good hike. Oh well.
We stopped at a few different spots while we were driving. I got better pictures of the Lapwings and we checked out some awesome views of the jungle and ocean.
While I was taking a picture of the Spotted Sandpiper above ( I forget the name of the beach where we were), a certified Crazy Half-Naked Man started yelling disturbing stuff in our direction. I really wanted to get some flight shots of the frigates, terns, and pelicans, but after a few minutes, I got spooked enough by said Crazy Almost Nude Man and we booked it on outta there!
The change of plans took us back to Castara. We had seen a little trail there our first time through the town (by 'town' I mean...a few dwelling spots). Zac was a little hesitant to go on this trail but I insisted. He ended up being verrrrry happy about that decision because this is where we saw the Magnolia Warbler. This is the 3rd country record for Trinidad and Tobago! So, well, this was pretty awesome. The last sighting was 45 years ago. Got a record shot of the little sir.
After that high, we kept going on the trail. It crossed a pretty good sized creek a few times and eventually came to a little waterfall. A really pretty little spot.
It was getting later and we were hungry (as usual)so we headed back to Crown Point. Gorged ourselves on baba ganoush again (hot damn I love that stuff), played some yahtzee and slumbered deeply.