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Published: January 9th 2016
Wednesday 6th January 2016
Woke to more rain for a 7.30am start to go on the hanging bridges walk though the cloud forest as it is aptly named. We are really getting good use of our $5 ponchos. The walk involved a steady climb and then crossing ravines at forest canopy level by means of 6 suspension bridges, which swayed as we walked across them. This was a bit un-nerving. We didn’t see much wild life along the walk due to the rain but it was enjoyable nonetheless.
The afternoon trip was described as a ‘boat safari’, which we thought, would be a gentle trip on a raft or canoe. We looked nervously at each other when they started pumping up our small inflatable, handed us paddles and showed us the river, which was flowing too quickly for our liking. Off we went and it soon became one of our highlights as we were able to get very close to iguanas, herons, bats and were amused by our guide giving his howler money impression – it worked and they answered back. After about 10km we landed on a mud bank and had fresh pineapple, which are absolutely
delicious in Costa Rica. On the way back our driver spotted first a sloth and then a group of toucans high up in a tree. Suzanne in particular was very excited about this and it was a perfect way to end our Costa Rica visit.
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