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... afternoon working with Josh and Paul. Team Slocomb! Also the morning spent chatting with Nicole, who very much reminds me of our niece. After clean up, we all went on a night walking tour through the forest. Our guide helped us find an agouti (a large "clean rat"), tarantula, porcupine, many insects, and two very rare finds, a boa constrictor, and an olingo, a kind of raccoon meets monkey. Not that these are threatened, but just very difficult ...
... Holding our bags especially tight, we made it across and into Costa Rica.
We had organised a shuttle to take us from Panama to the Capital San Jose. Along the way the shuttle stopped for lunch at this nice little beach cove resort which gave us something else to think about when considering our first impressions of this new country...
- There are 15 cables
- 5 longest = 550 m / 1804 feet, 425 m / 1394 ft, 600 m / 1968 ft, 750 m / 2460 ft and 1 km / 3280 ft.
- Height from 75 m / 225 ft to 180 m 540 ft
- 24 platforms
- Tarzan Swing 60 m / 196 ft
- Rappel 30 m / 98 ...
The day included a cooked morning tea / snack, fresh pineapple and watermelon break during the rafting then another home cooked hot lunch of traditional fare. The plate was a leaf on a wooden platter! If you didn't want "rice and beans" then the other option was "beans and rice"!
... Such as making a paste for insect bites and making teas that help with an upset stomach - both of which might come in handy later on in the trip! We weren't walking for long before the rain came on again and as I made the decision to wrap my camera in my waterproof jacket I ended up completely soaked. It was actually quite nice though as it was the first time today I felt cool because of the humidity here! We saw some hanging bridges, a waterfall and our guide even found a red ...
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center