Once off the beaten path, in Rio Bartola, I swear you felt like you stepped back in time. The sounds of the wind rustling the leaves in the forest, birds, and bugs create a natural cacophony of sounds which cannot be replicated. I hope everyone can experience the beauty of the wild and experience their own personal connection with nature.
Shane and Carina prepared a wonderful meal of burritos, quesadillas, and nachos on a fallen tree. All of the food was prepared in a pan over open heat and was truly divine. You see Carina and Shane own two very successful restaurants in Granada, Bocadillos and Nektar and they know a thing or two about food. For the record, we packed out everything that we brought in and left the river as we found it, pristine.
|The reflections in the jungle waters were amazing.|
|Loggers locating fallen timber.|
|Reed found a fish skeleton within moments of arrival.|
|The kids were playing with some of the rocks.|
|Carina prepping the food.|
|Sierra and Zoe are close sisters.|
|Cheyenne was showing Levi how to skip rocks.|
|Our parking spot on the river.|
|Jack liked swimming.|
|The kids swam onto submerged boulders for higher vantage points.|
|Invention of the year: A jalapeno on a lure.|
|Joy of youth|
|The little kids caught little fish.|
|Levi was a fish catching machine.|
|Big kids caught the bigger fish and the fish were promptly released back to the wild.|
|Having fun, jungle style.|
|The reflections were captivating|
|River logging and milling operations|
|Pulling the fallen timber out of the forest.|
|Some of the more remote riverside inhabitants.|
|Bird life was amazing on the river.|
Playing in the river.
Cruising the river.