White water rafting rocks!
Trip Start May 01, 2010
90Trip End Apr 30, 2011
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Each set of rapids had its own name and character. Zooming down into them was both scary and great fun. Sometimes it looked like we were heading for some seriously large boulders but our expert boat captain's steering combined with our valiant paddling efforts always got us out of trouble and back on course. After each set of rapids we did a big high five with our paddles! During calm stretches, we had time to enjoy the beauty of the place. The river plunges through a series of spectacular canyons, towering hundreds of metres above, clothed in virgin rainforest. Every now and then a blue morpho butterfly would flutter overhead and we passed a number of waterfalls cascading from the canyon sides. In one canyon, we jumped out of the boat and floated along on our backs.
I had the waterproof case on our Canon so I took a fair few photos. Tico's also had an experienced photographer who paddled on ahead in a kayak and took photos of us all as we went through the rapids.
That night we were both pretty exhausted following the physical exertion of paddling all day and so after a nice dinner of fried fish with palm heart salads we both slept peacefully for a good 10 hours
Tomorrow we head off to Park Nacional Los Quetzales for 5 nights. After that we head to Drake Bay to visit Corcovado National Park, and then on to Golfo Dulce and probably Zanacudo before crossing the border into Panama at Paso Canoas. We're unsure if any of the next places we are visiting have any internet access so we're not sure when our next blog entry will be, possibly not until we reach Panama in June.
Signing off for now...
Mog & Frog