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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Jungle Walk

While we were at the Club Med resort, we discovered a jungle trail that lead us to the beach.

Rodney
Along the ten-minute walk, you see animal sculptures like these.



A hornbill
Josh spotted turtle tracks on the beach earlier in the day which indicated that turtles were coming ashore to nest at night as it was turtle-landing season. To witness a sea turtle laying her eggs up close would be an amazing experience. But that would  mean we had to use the same jungle path after dark to get to the beach as the shuttle buggy service closed after 6:30 PM.

Feeling adventurous, the 4 of us agreed to take on the jungle walk after sundown to see the turtles.

At about 8:00 PM, we left our hotel rooms and headed for the jungle path. Armed with only the torch from our phones, we had underestimated the utter darkness of nighttime in the woods. Traipsing down a trail in the inky blackness didn't seen like fun after all. Besides, we were a walking buffet for mosquitoes. It also just hit me then, that this is the month of the Hungry Ghost Festival — that time of the year when it is believed that the gates of hell are open for an entire month and spirits from the underworld are allowed to roam the earth in search of food or seek revenge on those who had wronged them!

The hairs on the back of my neck began to stand up and my body screamed for us to turn around.

Perhaps my mind was playing tricks on me in the abyssal darkness but I thought I saw a pair of glowing eyes in the distance. I seriously freaked out at this point and wanted to turn back but the three of them vetoed my decision.

Suddenly, we all heard a movement in the brush.

Need I say, we scurried back to the hotel like scared little girls?!

23 comments:

betty said...

I think I might have been a bit scared on that walk too once it got dark, but the pictures you shared from the light of day were cute :)

betty

Lin said...

Hahaha! I guess I would want to know how well-traveled that path is before I head out. It is well-used, then you shouldn't worry about anything dangerous. Animals avoid humans, so if they know the path is used a lot, they stay far away from it.

I think the only time we have run screaming is when we approached an angry rattle snake. Needless to say, the run was warranted.

Aditya Narayan Mohanty said...

Wow monkey and a creative jungle trip capture lovely .

Mellie said...

Spooky!! I do not like dark unfamiliar places at all!

Hena Tayeb said...

haha..

NC Sue said...

The critters are rather fun!
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stevebethere said...

Although a bit eerie i bet it was fun too :-)

Have an eerietastic week :-)

Mary (cactus catz) said...

wow! I wonder what was out there. I love all that verdant green though. It looks gorgeous

Tanza Erlambang - Every Day Issues said...

walking improves our health.
have a great day

Alexandra said...

While it looks gorgeous, even during day time I would be worried about what lurked in the greenery, never mind at night! Brave souls. ;-)

alissa apel said...

It looks like a fun adventure!

The animal statues are cute.

Coombe Mill said...

Great looking trail. We have been to turtle beaches before, I've never seen a live one come up the beach to lay it's eggs though, or the newborns scurrying to the sea. #BloggersBest

Tracy Albiero said...

How fun! This would be a great walk for my little one. #bloggersbest

Sandee said...

How fun. I want to go too.

Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

Ruby's Rescued Life said...

Oh gosh, that does sound scary! I would have run back to the hotel, too.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Cool statues. I wouldn't want to walk in the woods at night either.

Musings of a tired mummy said...

Ooh scary! I love all of the characters along the way: did you ever get to the beach? Thanks for linking up with #globalblogging

Emily Twin Mummy and Daddy said...

Haha! I think I would have scurried away too! Love the animal sculptures! Thanks for joining in with #ThatFridayLinky

passion fruit, paws and peonies said...

I would feel the same! Especially if there were a few sets of eyes - then run!! x

Michelle Kellogg said...

Oh that is scary walking in the woods or jungle at night. Mother Nature somehow always seems scarier in the dark but I'm sorry you didn't get to see the turtles lay their eggs. #GlobalBlogging

Vanity And Me said...

That's such a shame that you didn't get to see the Turtles laying the eggs. You had me at Mosquito Buffett! They love feasting on me xx

indah nuria Savitri said...

That jungle trip looks cool until you had those goosebumps! I will freak out just like you hahahaha

Rhonda Gales said...

Lol, you're brave. I would have never started the journey. I do love the animals along the path.