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... and full of all that rain we'd been having and the rafting trip we were setting out on was ranked class III/IV, with I being easy and V being for professional rafters.
Our rafting guide made sure we all got down the river in one piece. He also made sure we got plenty wet along the way! At various times he deliberately made us steer into the quickest rapids, make us paddle back into gushes of water, had us sit up front on top of the raft (riding the bull) and both me and ...
... make plans for the next few weeks, and I think I have a pretty good idea of where to go next.
The only thing that still seems a bit tricky is the itinerary for Costa Rica itself. I am mostly reliant on public transport, though they don't always easily connect the places I would like to visit. Moreover, it is not the most popular time to visit Costa Rica right now because of the rain (which I still haven't seen ...
... t been too badly tainted by the tourist trade, it's still quite rich with wildlife. Sam and I saw an amazing array of birds and butterflies. My favourite of the day was a butterfly whose wings were outlined with bright orange and totally clear in the middle. We found such joy that day in simply sitting still and watching birds. We were followed all day by three wattled bell birds, which we heard but never saw. Their call sounds like a squeaky gate swinging ...
... of walkways and bridges giving a fascinating look right into the top of the rain forest. Five of the party were brave enough to do the zip wire adventure and Tarzan swing. I have seem the photos and heard the terrifying tales, so very glad I didn't join them! In stead we went to the Frog Garden which was much more sedate! It was actually a series of Terraria shown to us by a very knowledgeable young man who had been passionate about ...
... from our host countries. They had been through a tough assessment process and as they had all met before, there was a definite comraderie. To welcome them to the fold, we held a Spanish evening; where speaking English was banned and our Spanish was put to the test. The evening was fun and also an insight into how these guys would feel, as the main expedition language would be English. An empañada contest was held, with our hosts as our teachers and whilst my team ...