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Photographer's Note

Our tour group reached Rio Lagartos on schedule at 14:30 hours. It is little more than a small village located on a small spit of land surrounded on three sides by water, and protected by a barrier island (on the right in this photograph). At the dock, we were assigned to a seat in open fibreglass boats equipped with outboards - about 6 or 7 passengers to each. Once settled, our boatman headed out to the northeast and the lagoon Ria Lagartos where the pink flamingos shelter in shallow waters. The flamingo procreates once per year, laying a single egg.

Barely underway, and the heavens opened! A deluge of rain fell upon us. The boatman opened the throttle. In no time, I (in the front) and the others were soaked to the skin - underwear, socks, shoes, trousers, shirt jacket, hat. And still the rain came! One of my two cameras ceased to function as I struggled to keep them dry. We had been given no warning that this could happen. The route to the lagoon extends first, about 5 kilometres to the northeast, then a further 5 kilometres to the southeast. And still the rain came!
Eventually, in vague sight of the flamingos, and soaked, it was apparent we would be unable to take any photographs, as the rain persisted. I rebelled, the other passengers rebelled, and we demanded that the boatman return us to the dock. 45 minutes to one hour after departure, our return destination was visible.

You may be relieved as I will upload no photos of pink flamingos from this experience.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 957] (1979)
  • Genre: 場所
  • Medium: カラー
  • Date Taken: 2012-02-08
  • Categories: 日常生活
  • Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1300 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-08-03 3:52
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