Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Volcanoes far and wide

After tunnelling through the earth to Costa Rica, we visited Rincón de la Vieja Volcano. My Spanish confirms that this means "Corner of the old Lady", which I think means she's an angry old wench! Above, her bubbling slime. Below, my mother seemingly unaware of potential doom:The nearby white-faced capuchins also seemed cool with it all, if a little curious.As did the agouti, a pear-shaped auburn rat.Barry's favourite volcano animal is the coati, because it reminds him of tanuki.These animals must have figured ways to avoid falling into of crevasses of bubbling bile.I, however, was more alarmed, as shown here in the valley of death.