Travel Blogs from Calibishie
... seemed to have gone for the day, and fast moving white clouds with a lot of sunshine took its place. If possible, the Valley(s) of Desolation were even more beautiful than before. Kelvin, Jen and I made our way back to the first section of the Valley of Desolation, and picked our paths through the white chunks of rock, staring at the sight of small pools of boiling water, right on the ground. As we neared the rim at the beginning of the Valley, Kelvin spotted a new ...
... long enough to fully fatigue every muscle below the waist, again and again. Down, down, down we went - Jen had to take them slow because dropping down steps is ********* the knees - she's had enough knee surgeries that makes using the knees tougher. The nice thing about descending was you didn't get out of breath like we would on the ascents. About midway down the first major downward portion, we began to smell rotten eggs. Sulfur was in the air, a smell that would ...
... parked on a muddy road set in a hill amongst shacks and makeshift fruit stands/bars, and the heavens opened up again. Prior to setting out, our guide told us there may be the possibility of not seeing the Falls due to swollen rivers - it seems we needed to cross the said Sari Sari river at least twice, and the risk of flash flooding is real. While we waited for the rains to subside, three other vans pulled up and waited with us. Company on this trip, ...
... tortoise is my totem animal. I identify with those slow, small, dogged steps. An intent, ungraceful beast.
I told Tonya I wanted to do Boiling Lake. I wanted to meet the mother of all hot water; but I was going to be slow. I would lag. I dawdle and take photos. I would be last in line.
It's frequently ranked one of the toughest hikes in the Caribbean. Stories circulate about it taking 12 hours, about leg cramping, about helicopter evacuations. The rain turns the ...
... to our bathing suits, we were outfitted with helmets and life jackets, then plopped into a yellow tube with two handles attached to it and pushed out into the river. We floated for 35 minutes, passing through sections of the river that were calm, moderately flowing, and rapid. I enjoyed the variety. We stopped a few times and stood in shallow water on the river’s edge while the seven or so guides checked to make ...
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