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April 24 - CALDERA, COSTA RICA

sunny 90 °F
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We had a long bumpy mini-bus ride, passing cattle ranches and sugar cane plantations in this relatively drier part of Costa Rica. It is the end of the Dry Season, with rains to come. Most towns have a bull ring in which Costa Rican men "run with the bulls".

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Our "drop-in" site for our peaceful, yet exciting float on the Corobici River.

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Some class 1 & 2 rapids called for expert handling.

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We were in good hands!

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At this time of year the water is low, but the river banks show how high and fast the river can run.

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A Tiger Heron

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We saw marmots, herons and wood storks. Farther back in the trees we were watched by Howler and White-Faced Capuchin monkeys.

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Rest stop (in the shade! We are just 550 miles north of the Equator)

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A Spoonbill high in the trees - pink, because it eats shrimp.

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There are crocodiles too! Caught this one eyeing us as he swept his powerful tail in a U-turn.

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The scenic waterway flows from Lake Arenal to the Pacific Ocean.

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Our two-hour adventure on the river was followed by a delicious meal of Tilapia, Rice & Beans and local beer.

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It was a spectacular setting, right on the river!

Posted by Swenigale 12:25 Archived in Costa Rica

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