That smile on my darling daughter’s face says it all. We had the BEST time white-water rafting in Puntarenas. The animals we saw along the river in-between shooting the rapids were absolutely incredible. Even those crocodiles swimming beneath us!
Over this summer vacation I’m taking trips of another kind. Of a Thursday I’m traveling down memory lane, reminiscing a little about all the traveling we’ve done to various parts of the world as a family!
Another week, another Monochrome Madness with Leanne Cole Photography. This week I’ve chosen a photo of when we went rafting in Costa Rica. And yes, it’s another water themed photo, lol.
Having been white-water rafting in Africa I’d so been looking forward to this day. These rapids weren’t quite that of the Zambezi River however it was a fun morning and a great introduction for the children to this wonderful activity.
The animals we saw as we floated and scooted along the water were so unique and when the children realized we were skimming over crocodiles at times, priceless!
What an unexpected yet wonderful surprise today’s on-shore adventure was in Puntarenas, Costa Rica but first we had to dock.
Coming into port we witnessed Mother Nature’s very own spotlight shining down upon the ocean.
Looking out over Puntarenas one could sense we were in for something wonderful today.
The way we read the tour was that it was going to be a slow boat trip down the river spotting wildlife but it was quite the opposite with white water rafting.
We had an absolute hoot!
And the animals we saw along the way. Oh. My. Gosh. The dragonflies however followed us all the way, grabbing a lift whenever they could.
We saw lots of my beloved Iguana. This gentleman in his mating colors was particularly striking.
The Spoon-Billed Heron was a unique creature I must say.
We were privileged to watch as an Osprey enjoyed its lunch.
The murky waters of the river, not very deep the day we rafted down it, naturally came complete with a crocodile or three.
Up above us the Howler Monkeys slept in the midday heat.
We were even lucky enough to come across some of the most extraordinary looking bats. According to Google they are called Proboscis Bats.
There were many other animals we saw along the way but wildlife, quite oddly, don’t always sit still long enough for a camera to catch their fleeting moments.
After our rafting experience we were bused back up the river to a restaurant for a lunch of local produce including black beans. I have a love/hate relationship with these beans as they are so tasty but seldom look appealing on the plate.
Then it was back to the ship for a hot bath and a cold drink!!! 😉