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Snorkeling in Bonito
June 23, 2010, 2:19 am
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Snorkeling and show cattle were the two class activities for the day. This morning the class loaded the bus and headed to another ranch just outside Bonito, where they offer guided river snorkeling expeditions down a 2 km (which is about 1 mile) stretch of crystal clear water. Everyone had a great time exploring the rivers aquatic ecosystem, which included fish, snails, and crabs. Below is a link to a video of our snorkeling adventure.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_2hk3NJDms

After enjoying a traditional farm lunch, we discussed show cattle with the ranch’s head cattle manager. The show cattle were much friendlier and calmer than the slaughter cattle we saw yesterday. The calves enjoyed licking our hands and faces while we scratched their heads and ears. Before leaving the ranch the whole class had a chance to taste the Brazilian version of iced tea. The loose tea is mixed with cold water in a cattle horn glass, and drank through a spoon straw which filters the tea.

 

Tomorrow we head back to Dourados. Later in the week will be visiting a native reservation, waterfalls, and possibly a sugarcane mill.

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