For the second project support visit me and Vera went by public transport which was a much slower but equally fun experience, arriving at La Cangreja National Park in the pouring rain. We slept on the floor under mosquito nets and watched the rain fall heavy and the sky light up with thunder and lightning. There was no electricity and we ate dinner and played werewolf by candlelight. On the first night we were woken by blood-curdeling screams from one of the girls who had dreamt a snake was crawling over her! This terrified everyone as there had been sightings in the camp earlier, and no one managed to fall asleep easily.
After waking from that broken nights sleep, we made an early start up to the work site to see the work being done on trail building in order to improve access to the park and attract tourism, thereby ensuring the park was preserved.