After the boat trip we were taken on a walk along the edge of the vegetable gardens, seeing the locally grown produce as well as more birds. It was very interesting.
All around the lodge, a troop of monkeys gathered, knowing that the guide had some peanuts which the tourists were given to feed them. The monkeys were very tame and would eat out of your hand.
Quirky probably best describes this place, a wooden structure on stilts made from tree trunks, with large wooden blocks hanging from the ceiling as tables. Three storeys high. Absolutely loved it. There was contruction work going on while we were there, so I expect it would have changed beyond all recognition now.
With all that wood, kerosine lamps and no fire escapes, only narrow, steep stairs, it would definitely not pass EEC fire regulations.
Coffee and tea was served prior to the bird watching trip, and when we got back, breakfast was served.
There was a choice of Spanish or oyster omelette. Although I didn't try it, the local oystesr are said to be very good - they grow on the roots of the mangroves and the women collect them at low tide. Also on offer were pancakes (that's what they were called, but they were in fact round balls), local peanut butter, honey, marmalade, bread, cheese and drinks.
To ferry the tourists around the mangrove and around the mud flats, a small dug out canoe is used, very flexible for manouvering around shallow waters. Be careful not to move to rapidly in it though, as it is not very steady!
Because you are setting out in the dark, leaving the hotel at six in the morning, you may not think of bringing the essentials such as sun tan lotion and a hat. It got very hot and thristy once the sun came out, and walking around the vegetable gardens we got rather dehydrated as we didn't think about taking water with us.