K is for… Kayaking

Our trip to Costa Rica’s Sloth Sanctuary (original post here) included a relaxing boat ride up the river, and the opportunity to spot some animals in the wild. I had loved that experience, and so dragged Jo along on an adventure kayaking trip through the rainforest. What I hadn’t banked on was the rain. Within minutes we were drenched through: we had waded into the river, dragged our canoes across a fallen tree and nearly fallen over countless times. For future reference, when the woman selling you the tour assures you that flip-flops will be fine, don’t believe her. 

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As all of the animals were cowering from the rain, high up in the trees, we resorted to documenting ourselves, admiring the stunning surroundings and working on our kayaking skills, namely the handbrake turn.

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We did however find a turtle! And that’s always a good day.

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Our efforts were rewarded with a celebratory coconut as we drove back to town, still dripping river water. I guess you’ve not truely been to the rainforest until you’ve been rained on while exploring- it’s just a part of the experience.

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