Then on Tuesday, we started the process all over again, but this time transferring all 5,000 trout from the cedro pond into the big pond. I was in charge of keeping the pails full of water, ready for the fish that Martin was catching and once the pail was full of fish, Kevin and Jairo would lug the heavy pail to the trailer hooked up to the ATV (quad) and would drive it down to the big pond and release the fish. We timed it and it took 45 seconds one way... it's so important to limit the time the fish were in non-oxygenated water... it was all time-sensitive. While they were releasing the fish, I was filling up a new pail ready to start again. The whole task of moving 5,000 fish took 3 hours. We found our rhythm and things went really well. Good job done!
This week, we will be selecting the larger fish of the 2,000 in the chicken pond and transferring them to the cedro pond. And so it goes. The trout are looking big and healthy. And it appears the electric fence is also doing its job... we've not lost many along the way.
In other news, we hosted three lovely young ladies for two nights. They are from Washington, DC and had been travelling around Costa Rica for the last night days. We were their last stop before flying home. They bonded with Bobbie McGee quickly, especially Bridget. Unfortunately, Johanna (the one on the far left) really wanted to see a Quetzal, but no luck this time around.
Read their guestbook comment here.