Waterfalls of Catemaco

There many cool things about Catemaco, one of the cooliest, especially on a hot day, are the beautiful waterfalls around this area. Most allow swimming at the foot of the falls.


Freaking Out in Catemaco

Catemaco, Catemaco, ahh Catemaco. I’ve been in Catemaco now for a month; still got a month to go. Sounds like a prison sentence when I say it that way, doesn’t it?

Anyway, I think I’ve been here too long. This little town is okay, but…. I could make a list here but it would just be boring and I’m bored enough as it is. Suffice it to say, Catemaco is just not right for me. One more month and then I’m outta here, a couple of weeks in the US doing taxes and seeing folks, then on to Australia for a bit.

But right now, I’m freaking out here in Catemaco. Bought some little external speakers for my computer and I’ve got them cranking. Today I wanted some good ole USA rock ‘n roll. So, I’ve been dancing around the place playing Don Henley’s “Get Over It” and Shooter Jennings “4th of July.” It’s good exercise for an old man. 🙂

My Geckos

Nothing says “you are now in the tropics” quite like bamboo-bladed ceiling fans. Unless it is geckos on the walls. My ceiling fans aren’t bamboo but I do have the geckos.

I have at least two geckos. I can tell them apart because Number One is bigger than Number Two. This is my Gecko number one. He was sitting on the screen of one the bedroom windows catching some morning rays. Geckos are harmless little lizards, but in the tropics, they serve a vital household chore. They kill and eat other insects. including cockroaches, mosquitoes and termites.

Geckos have the ability to camouflage themselves. They can change body color to blend with their background. If you see one, don’t try to grab it. If you happen to touch their tail, it will instantly break off. This little trait helps them escape from their predators. Of course, they do have the remarkable ability to regrow a lost tail.

Another remarkable ability of the Gecko is to walk on glass or on ceilings. The picture above is a close up of the gecko’s foot showing how they accomplish a feat that Spiderman would envy.