Hacienda Tijax Jungle Lodge


We have been at the little marina here for weeks now. Checking out, neither we, nor the desk staff knew exactly how long.
We love this place and the cruisers are really great. When you go away for a few days the staff welcome you 'home' on your return.
Sadly Salamander will not be sailing this season. The engine mounts took 3 weeks to come and are without the correct studs. We have nearly finished repairing everything that Grenada Marine broke at the end of 2017 and of course we have had a lot of other problems with the steel both inside and out. We have also had 2 leaks to fix.
Crossing the river for haul out, the autohelm worked and the engine sounded the best it has for months. But we have a holiday booked in Colombia and need to lift out for the season, albeit it somewhat early.
Tijax has lots of wildlife; we missed all the snake sightings and sadly Caroline failed to get a picture of the opossum, the snarliest, biggest one she had ever seen.
The basilisks are reduced in number as 'mamma cat' (named by the young girls from Lark) supplemented her diet with them while feeding her kittens.
The horse riding was great fun; Murray probably had the least control over a horse ever seen (named Tornado!) As Caroline and the guide calmly rode down the track Murray was off in the woods on tiny paths in amongst the trees. Every so often the guide would ride up behind Murray to chivvy his horse back on track. If the guide said left turn, Tornado would automatically try to turn right, then decided to race Caroline's ('Larry') up the hills. It was lovely to ride out.

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The food was great, the pool was lovely and we have had a wonderful time here, so sad to go back to RAM.

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egret chick

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open mic at The Shack

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Cormorant tree

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great egret

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the plank is 6 inches wide!