Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Heading over to lake 3: The third lake wasn’t as exciting to me as the bee hive that was hanging from a rocky outcrop near to the path. Lighting was rather tough and I didn’t have my tripod so not super happy with the bee hive shot, but an interesting addition to any tour is to learn that the locals have had some difficulty recently dealing with tourists with bee stings! This may have a true story, or just a convenient way for the guide to keep the group moving along. Sometimes it felt like we were a commodity on a production line (which , in essence, we were).

Heading over to lake 3 -  Parque Nacional Los Tres Ojos, Dominican Republic

Bee Hive near Lake #3 -  Parque Nacional Los Tres Ojos, Dominican Republic Close up of Hive near Lake 3 -  Parque Nacional Los Tres Ojos, Dominican Republic

Parque Nacional Los Tres Ojos, Dominican Republic

Rhinoceros Iguana: Posing for all of those tourists is a tough job!
Rhinoceros Iguana,  Parque Nacional Los Tres Ojos, Dominican Republic

Back above ground again, and I would have loved to have gone looking for butterflies and dragonflies and birds in the parkland above the caves but, being in a tour group, I could only look not wander.

Above the Ground – Parque Nacional Los Tres Ojos, Dominican Republic
Above the Ground -  Parque Nacional Los Tres Ojos, Dominican Republic

Every so often I would take a look out the front window to see where we were heading. Our driver was talented and fearless.
Street Scene Through Bus Window - Santo Domingo

Ah! Those were the days. I remember riding like that in the back of an old 1/2 ton … but not on a busy highway! Motorcycles and scooters were a common sight with the typical 100cc to 250cc motorcycle being used to carry a family of four plus groceries at crazy speeds!

Ah! Those were the days.

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