Thoughts mostly about travel and places I have been. While a lot of my travel is into the backcountry backpacking or paddling I do my share of trips to more traditional front-country locations too. From time to time other items of note will appear that definitely fall outside the realm of travel and associated things. It is also worth noting that I am legally blind.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Costa Rica so far
We are finishing up our second full day in Costa Rica and so far the trip has great. We started out with two days of whitewater rafting on the Pacuare River overnighting at the remote Pacuare Lodge. The river was lively and our guide, Jaun Carlos, did a fine job of guiding us through rifles and rapids (including 5 class IV rapids). The water was warm deep green and with the bright sun beaming down on us no one minded getting drenched. It was exhilarating. The lodge was a gem in the jungle. The rooms are sublime and the food exceptional. We loved the place and all agree that more time there woukd be a fine thing. With any luck the rest of the trip will be as good. Though I don't think we need to experience any more tiny room shaking earthquakes like we did this morning at 05:00.