In the midst of a ten day front that embraced most of the Latin American countries with way too much enthusiasm, we were blessed with a blue sky day at the beach at the beginning of our Thanksgiving Week here in Costa Rica. Along with Panama, Nicuaragua, Columbia and Brasil, much of Costa Rica was inundated by late season rain for the past two weeks that had everyone shocked and has created severe economic damage for many of the inhabitants of the countries. For drought-stricken southeastern boaters arriving for a week of paddling THanksgiving week, it seemed out of character to have to hope that there was no more rain!
Turrialba had to be bypassed for the week, but we had great days on the Purris, Savegre and Sarapiqui; keeping us in our boats and on our toes with the higher than normal water levels! Even our drivers Miguel and Fabian were challenged when it came to the high water.
Bypassing Turrialba for the week meant breaking with an eighteen year tradition of Thanksgiving dinner with our family at the Wagelia. But we managed to find a couple of turkeys, filled our plates and feasted!
And we added sloths, iguanas, macaws and lizards to our invitation list during Thanksgiving Week here in Costa Rica! For more photos, enjoy viewing more photos on our photo gallery.