Woke up to another beautiful sunny Costa Rican day. A great night sleep in an air conditioned single room can sort of have that effect on a camino. Last night not everyone did well in our jungle lodging on account of the newness of it all and the stifling heat.
Today at the end of this stage (3) it turned to be a most memorable experience. Picture this – I am now on a hammock on a raised rough cut timber building with corrugated metal roofing positioned just so at the edge of a huge hillside.
The rain just minutes ago is now rising back up to the sky via an evaporation cloud mist. This is a school in an indigenous lands.
Tomorrow muddy roads, lots of vertical elevation gain and a walk up and down a jungle.
Rainforests house around half the world’s plant and animal species and are home to indigenous people who live in ways quite unlike those in the western world.
Right now I am in an indigenous village. The school or cafeteria to be exact. Outside the rain now continues to fall. We finished section three just as the rain started. Our 19 year old guide by the name of Kenneth tomorrow guides us through their lands. Tomorrow is looking now to be a muddy trek so my boots will be the chosen footwear.
SECTION 3 – Today we covered CIMARRONES TO LAS BRISAS DE PACUARITO
DISTANCE 16.4 KILOMETERS OR 10.19 MILES
ELEVATION GAIN: 852 METERS
ELEVATION LOSS: 372 METERS