While touring the highlights of Guatemala, we stayed in El Remate, a small village on the Eastern shore of Lake Peten Itza. Near by, hidden in the jungle, lie the grand ruins of Tikal - among others. But, there's more to see than Mayan ruins. It's always nice when a place exceeds expectations. The lowland, tropical savanna of the Peten area was beautiful. We enjoyed the simple things, like walks along the shore. Our favorite local destination was this dock. There were many natural delights wading in the weeds.
There were colorful purple gallinules, bobbing among the lily pads. They were so fast, dipping into the water - tails up - that I could barely get a photo.
Dramatic lilies! (and bees)
There were several, lucky green herons floating among the pads.
King fishers watched from above.
We walked all the way to the end.
We were alone...
I wish I could take this walk right now. Sigh.
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