This weekend was very cold and also very busy for us, because we went camping!!!! 💃 ⛺ 🌟
I really wanted to live this experience, it was the first time I stayed in a tent, it was only one night but it was a great adventure with challenging things and very good things, also a little bit of disappointment.
We are in the firefly mating season and many ecotourism centers offer this spectacle as a lure for nature lovers.
Centro Ecoturístico El Bathá, (I put their Facebook page because I did not find any website, they only have social networks) was our destination this weekend. The center offered a 2-hour hiking experience and at the end to witness the spectacle of the firefly sighting in a sparsely wooded area but surrounded by bushes, they also offered tent rental and the possibility that those who had a tent could take it with them, There are also cabins for those less daring.
Well, here I will tell you about my experience. What I liked most about this trip is that I could finally sleep in a tent, I wanted to do it since I was a child but I didn't have adventurous parents and they didn't sow in me an adventurous spirit, I don't want to blame them because they really had another kind of upbringing but that's another story.
The bad thing and what really made me suffer is that I endured a lot of cold!!!! My nephews who have more experience than me in these matters were not well prepared either, besides they lost half of the tent in their last excursion and they only realized it when we were setting it up!
We put a blanket over it but that wasn't enough to stop the inclement cold that was drilling our bones and keeping us awake!!!! 😖
But it wasn't all bad. We were a group of seven people, first, we made a stop in town and arrived at the camp at 6 pm and set up our tents, the tour began at 6:30 with another group that was already in place.
It was a very pleasant walk with a girl who was our guide, she was enlightening us about the species of mushrooms and flowers that we found along the way. We made several stops to drink water and to pick some apples.
At the end of the tour when it was getting dark we stopped at the spot where we were going to see the fireflies, we waited for almost an hour but the fireflies never appeared! I think they went to sleep too early! We were wondering where are they.
I think the maximum number of fireflies we saw was 5, well then came the laughter and the funny comments about the case, the truth was that we had a good time and the fireflies did not want to make their show not lower our expectations of the adventure.
When we returned to the camp we made a bonfire and roasted some sausages to eat with bread and sauce, also some of us roasted the popular marshmallows.
We lined up obeying all the guidelines indicated by our guide. We behaved very well. 😇
It was really a great adventure, I hope to live it again but this time I will be better prepared.
I hope you guys enjoy the pictures, see you next time!
"LOVING NATURE IS PART OF LOVING ONESELF."
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