Yesterday I decided to practice with the drone. Unsurprisingly, it was a little complicated at first, but now I know the basics. The drone has a pretty cool feature which allows it to fly back to the spot it took off from and land all on its own. It has sensors which enable it to go up, over, and around any obstacles that are in its way. In the past when I have told it to come home, it has worked fine, but yesterday it ran straight into the top of a tree. A 200 foot tall tree. As soon as we realized what happened, Dad and I tracked the signal all the way to the right tree. Luckily this tree was in the yard of a very nice local, who had a friend that was a professional at climbing trees. The next morning, with the persuasion of some reward money, his friend spent three hours climbing the tree and safely retrieved the drone for us. With only a few scratches, the drone is fine!
Today the sea was calm enough to go out fishing with our buddy Lazlo. Last year we met Lazlo at his small fish restaurant, and he took us out fishing several times with him. Although the type of fishing we did was mainly jigging, which is very tiring and easily wears you out, we were extremely successful and caught an abundance of fish. Today we left bright and early, around 4:30 AM to be exact, and spent the day catching a bunch of massive snapper, two big grouper, a tuna, and a pompano. I can't wait to go out there again!
Pura Vida Costa Rica, we are back! Our first night was spent at the Mariott in San Jose. In the morning we went to Walmart to buy pots, pans, and other hard-to-get items. The next day a cab took us to the Caribbean town of Puerto Viejo. The cab ride was anything but fun due to the driver constantly breaking and punching the gas. Saturday we relaxed at the house and were lucky enough to have a sloth climb down a tree and visit us on the ground. Also, I practiced using the drone and got some really neat footage!
***Note from mom: I've tried repeatedly to upload the drone footage.
No luck but I'll keep trying!