This morning we were eating breakfast on the beach at one of our favorite spots Nogui’s. We were in the sand at our table under a canopy of tree’s and wildlife was everywhere (just like the rest of Costa Rica). We were enjoying watching the gulls and pelicans diving into the ocean to catch their breakfasts when I started to notice that I was getting pelted with pieces of fruit from the tree above me. Nothing big, just left over scraps, but they kept coming down. Upon looking up, I saw a squirrel about 20 feet up feeding on one of the fruits that grow on tree’s (I forget what they are called) that we were told “no eat” by the locals. He was having a feast up there and dropping all of his left overs down on my head. We continued to eat and toward the end of our meal, Jake came over to ask me a question and suddenly a big blob of squirrel poop landed on his head. He didn’t know what it was, so he immediately felt his head which made it even worse. We were all cracking up. Jake didn’t think it was quite as funny as we all did. A second blast came from the trees and this time hit me on the shirt. It was absolutely hilarious. Not a worry, we went to the Bano and washed Jakes head and my shirt as best as possible, paid our bill and went on our merry way.
On the way home the wildlife tour continued when we say a family of at least 15 monkeys hanging out in the tree’s. We also got to see close up monkeys this morning at the Capitan Suisso hotel where Abby got to pet a baby monkey and Jake had a monkey determined to steal his sunglasses. Jake was shocked at how frisky the monkeys were (as were we!) and he told us as we were leaving, “Those monkey’s are kind of annoying.” He was right, it was like hanging out with a bunch of toddlers that are super smart and don’t want to behave. Too funny. Quite the morning of wildlife in Tamarindo.