Went to Perinet today. Saw Common Brown Lemurs, an immense translucent dragonfly, tiny and large chameleons, some gorgeous birds, some lovely plants, etc.
Being "in nature" was odd today, since
- Various guides at Perinet kept putting chameleons in easy-to-see locations for us
- When we walked on a road outside the park, the exhaust fumes were horrible
- Malagasy people's cell phones kept going off
- We met a guy walking his pig a long way to slaughter, whipping it with branches to keep it moving
We're staying at the Vakona Lodge. Our room is about five flights of stairs up the side of a hill/mountain. [Later counting revealed it to be 65 steps.] It's pretty--actually two rooms, one up a spiral staircase. I'm on the porch now. I can hear a generator, what I guess is a tree frog, and people washing dishes in the lodge restaurant. A bird is whistling.
I'm falling asleep writing this! The pace was more intense than I had anticipated, plus I guess I have jet lag.