Walking the Streets of Gamboa
Our view of Gamboa thus far has been amazing. The rainforest plot off of Pipeline Road is beautiful and a great spot for viewing birds as we saw this morning with the numerous people up at the break of dawn to catch a glimpse of a bird.
The spider collecting was much more fun than I had originally expected. The device that we used to collect the spiders is called a pooter. Great name, I agree. It is a set up of a hose in your mouth running to a collection container. The spiders are sucked in with a second tube into the container and are stored in there untill the collecting is complete. I dont have a picture of this yet (If anyone does it would be great if you could post it!) This device made collecting the spiders a lot of fun and personally, less creepy because I didnt have to physically touch the spiders.
This afternoon we went on a hike down to the resort to see the wild life there. They have a resturant that overlooks the Chagres River where we spotted dozens of turtles, fish, and birds. I could have sat there for hours just watching them. I am looking forward to BCI tomorrow and seeing other species on the natural trails we hike there. Its really been an enjoyable trip overall!