Jungle lodges, hammocks & rain

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Due to  our late arrival yesterday, we got to go on an extra excursion today before heading into the jungle. We went for a nice little walk to reach a huge waterfall, Salto Sapo. Here we got to walk behind the waterfall! I didn´t venture very far but Simon and Leo went all the way along behind it and said that it was so loud and water was spraying from every possible angle!

We joined the intended trip after lunch and with 7 Germans (!) we went off in our little dug out canoe along the river, stopping at waterfalls to walk up the bank and get another boat and then on along the river.                                                                                                                                                      

We had to walk across an  island at one point where the rapids were too high and strong for a boat full of passengers.

This island can only be called Sand Fly Island. Our legs were bitten a million times by the little invisible bastards in the 20 minutes it took to walk across.

Back in the boat, we continued along the beautiful river for a few hours until we reached the jungle lodge and home for the next 2 nights. The lodge is quite basic, open sided with mud floors and a tin roof. Here we were shown to our hammocks and we settled in. We had a lovely dinner and later when we were comfy and cosy in our hammocks, the rain began to fall and it hammered against the tin roof all night! It was lovely!

We had a gorgeous puppy for company and fun at the lodge, who liked to chew things particularly feet, arms and toes. He took a liking to people´s shoes too.

And trousers.

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