Launche to Livingston

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After breakfast, Pao and I arranged a trip to Livingston on one of the many launches, round trip for 160Q.  The guide stops a few times on the way to Livingston.  The first stop, the guide cruises by Castillo San Felipe.  I didn’t hear the story behind this castle, so I made one up in my head.  The next stop was at a little beverage store on the river.  Next to the shop, locals were swimming in the river.  Our guide told us this was a hot spring.  Sure enough the water was very warm and smelled of sulfur.  After swimming for awhile, we were told of a cave up the hill.  So we grabbed flashlights and checked it out.  The cave was a bit of a let down, there was not much to it. 

The total time to Livingston was about 2 hours with all the stops.  The guide informed us we had to leave at 6pm, so we set out to explore Livingston.  Livingston is nothing like Guatemala, it actually resembles Belize more than anything.  We had food and drinks and then it was time to head back to the boat.  On the journey back, it rained on us, and got dark and cold.  The coolest part of the trip back was seeing all the bioluminescence in the water.

Once back to Brunos, we were greeted with no electricity.  Which also meant the showers didn’t work.  After swimming and sweating all day, I really needed a shower.

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Bird Island
Bird Island
On the boat
On the boat
Castilo de San Felipe
Castilo de San Felipe
River Garden
River Garden
The Rest Area
The Rest Area
The hot spring
The hot spring
the spooky cave
the spooky cave
Livingston
Livingston
brain freeze?
brain freeze?
mmmm ice cream
mmmm ice cream
Pao
Pao
some strange frozen concoction i o…
some strange frozen concoction i …
storms a brewing
storms a brewing
Pao
Pao
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