Today's trip was to the Tenorio Volcano National Park to see the Blue Waterfall and the Blue Lagoon, after the usual bit of casual wildlife spotting on the way.
|Golden orb-weaver spider|
As you can see, we are talking lush rain forest here.
Now the other feature of this walk was that it was going to be, according to our guide, challenging and muddy. Challenging I took to mean a fair bit of climbing to do, and muddy, well I have been to music festivals in England. How bad could it be? As I found after a while, pretty bad. The climbs would have been fine were it not for the mud, and the fact that there had once been a paved trail which had long been washed away and was now represented by randomly scattered concrete steps.
As for the mud, well think of the Somme, with added mud (and to be fair fewer corpses). We were supplied with hiking sticks. Really needed. We were also offered the opportunity to hire wellington boots. That bad.
Anyway, fear not. It was blue. Very blue. And only 250 steps down from the trail. And back up again.
|Out guide, with wellington boots|
And this rather remarkable photo shows exactly the point at which the river turns blue - blue to the right, brown to the left
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