The jump itself ended quickly, as the stick was slippery, and the plunge premature. Satisfied to have met the challenge, we returned to pack, breakfast, and take a twenty minute goodbye hike on the red trail.
Em and I were up first, and she was excited to try her derring-do without an audience. Although we swam twice in The Sarapiqui River, there were always local folks there. At 5:30am, we had the watering hole, rope swing and bridge to ourselves. No zip lining for us, but jumping off the bridge into the river was definitely thrill-seeking. I asked Emily if it hurt, and she didn't hesitate to say yes. Her next statement was the quote of the day " I think part of my brain is loose". The rope swing wasn't easy to get to the shore; It took over a dozen tries throwing another rope with a stick tied to it to succeed.