By the time we had visited the markets in the Old City of Cartagena’s yesterday, which incidentally were originally dungeons, the children had had it. They done so well in the heat but it was excruciating so after we’d been dropped off back at the ship, we had lunch with them, deposited them at kidz club, then headed back down to the dock since it was a late departure.
The plan was to take a taxi back into the Old City for some serious shopping but you know what happens with best laid plans… they seldom happen. Particularly when you come across a field of pink flamingoes!
There was quite the assortment of animals in this park. My goodness there was even a deer, well perhaps a deer’s cousin!
There were even the obligatory peacocks strutting around but it was around the corner that we discovered the true wonderland with bird-life.
There seemed to be Macaws in every direction we looked. It was glorious!
Selfies with a Macaw proved easier said then done as this one at least much preferred to preen then look at the camera.
Preen, preen, preen, that’s all it wanted to do!
We were impressed with the Macaws until we looked up to see Howler Monkeys above us. Hello cutie! 🙂
We almost walked over the top of this colorful creature taking a time-out on the path. The photo is a tad blurry as some fool was attempting to kick it whilst we took photos. In this twots defense I do think he was trying to help the Toucan by shooing it off the path but his approach was a little too much unfortunately.
This next bird was actually the most brilliant orange but being in such dense foliage didn’t make for such a good photograph but I still wanted to share.
We had to take a second-look at these ducks to determine if they were real or plastic, they were just beautiful. Oh, and they were real!
There was the most delightful cafe in the midst of this park where we hoped to sit and enjoy a nice cold drink as we watched the wildlife strut by but apparently there’d been a boat-load of Australians through hence there wasn’t even a lite-beer available, dang it. Why did we get the feeling this flamingo was laughing at us?!
Back on board we left the children at kidz club whilst we enjoyed the champagne we’d bought for our Panama Canal crossing but never had a chance to drink.
Another bonus was as it was a late sailing the children were having dinner at kidz club so once we finished the champagne we strolled down to the ship’s French restaurant where we were seated at a table by the window, able to watch Cartagena’s night sky-line disappear behind us.
What an absolutely delightful day, simply perfect!