Today we headed across to the centre of the island to Cienfuegos where we had lunch at a classy restaurant the Club Nautico - well classier than we had been used to anyway! I wish we had skipped it really because it would have meant that we had more time at the Jardin Botanico de Cienfuegos.
The Botanic Gardens were full of flowers and it would have been good to have had much more time there instead of the hour and a half that we were left with. We lost Una at one point and when we went back to find her she was watching a strange bird in a tree that she didn't recognise so was waiting for us to go back rather than leave and miss it. It was a Limpkin - one of three that we saw on this trip. It is a bird of wetlands that feeds on molluscs.
But it was good butterflies that we went there primarily to see. We did manage some pictures of the endemic Cuban Peacock that were the only ones that we saw on this trip as well as a few other commoner species.
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