Camping ground on Cayo Sal
||A large (5 ft
long) iguana in
|As can bee seen, the island has
very nice places. Anyhow ONE of them has to be avoided.
There is a lagoon, which has
"sweet" water. This is the mosquito's base from
where they attack, specially in the early morning an
I tried several times to take
some pictures in that area, but immediately hundreds of
insects discovered me and sucked my precious blood :-)
These stitches hurt badly and my legs got swollen.
Still today, 3 days later, my body is "destroyed"
This is a partial
view of the "mosquito-lagoon" inside the the island. It has at
least 1200 ft of diameter.
|The day ended with a nice
sunset, but the following night was really terrible ....
Just before sunset,
preparing for the upcoming mosquito-attack :-)
|Shortly after sunset, a bad
weather front approached. Strong winds started to blow
from the east, bringing rain-showers and thunderstorms.
The radio-equipment then was
disconnected and protected
by plastic sheets or containers.
I was staying in my tent which I had to balance it
with my own weight. The storm was blowing so strong that
my tent got moved away to the west. I could not leave
it, because without my body-weight it would fly away.
After midnight the direction of the wind changed to the
west. The same story then before, but now into the opposite direction :-)
The wind was so strong, that the
raindrops were blown from the side and so the tent did not resist
the water and it got flooded. Most of my belongings got
wet, except my expensive camera-equipment, which got my
"special attention" all the time :-)
My friends found protection in a
nearby chapel, because our other large tent got flooded
|Due to the weather conditions,
both nights we were not able to operate as
planned. During the day we had no good propagations,
which is quite normal in tropical areas.