I spy land and civilization not too far away. We cruised overnight from the Panama Canal to Puerto Limon, Costa Rica and will be deboarding for this day’s adventure very soon.
We’re pulling in to the port now
where a very nice air-conditioned bus awaits us to take us for a tour, heading first to the Tortuguero Canal. As we get off the bus, the brilliant greenery awaits us, with stunning flowers plentiful.
We board a “Tourist Transport” boat like this one
We are seated, waiting as others board when I spy this tire intertwined with the roots of the tree. I guess every tree should have its own tire.
The Artistic One is looking happy about another adventure.
A requirement as we cruise the canal is to keep eyes peeled, both high up in the trees where one can see iguanas
and a recurring theme, sloths
and along the edge of the canal, where there are herons to be sighted
and a cayman, which I am quite pleased to see is content to keep his distance.
Many things grow in the trees, like these pods – our guide told us what they are but of course my CRS has taken care of that knowledge. I think they might be cocoa beans. Maybe.
Also along the edge are water flowers adding bright colors to the scene.
I shall warn you now, this is only the beginning of my Costa Rican story. It will cover several more posts – six to be precise. I found it to be quite enchanting.