This past week was one of our favorite itineraries: the Class III trip that begins at the beach. And with the veteran crew of ERA participants that joined us this week, it was blue skies, great water, and big smiles all week!!!
On the way to the west coast, we stop to "scout" a rapid
Andrea and hubby Keith are Costa Rica/Ecuador veterans. Andrea arrives in Costa Rica with a huge smile that only disappears on the way back to San Jose at the end of the trip.
Heading out to catch some waves is the perfect warm up for a week of Class III whitewater
While the group age this week ranged from 14 to 65... everyone acted like kids on the river!
from the beach we headed north to the Rio Balsa
Rob and son Shawn were here for their first--of what will be many trips together with us! The iguanas posed for a group shot for Rob.
Enjoying some hot tub r&r after a great day on the river
the Sarapiqui is always a hands-down favorite for everyone on the Class III trip. Best quote of the week after the Sarapiqui came from Mary "I cannot believe how much I like wall shots!!"
Andrea coached Mary on the finer points of adult beverages
the group had the choice of paddling or rafting the Pacuare and everyone decided to do a group trip int he raft--less stress and more fun! But the consensus was that next year's goal is kayaking it.
Daniel finding his way around the rivers of Costa Rica in his first week guiding.
A long ways from home, but Thanksgiving was not to be missed with a feast Thursday night.
If there was one common theme all week it was stern squirts. There was not a stern squirt spot left untouched this week!
Joe getting air in the Diesel 80
Andrea & Keith may have spent as much time upside down as rightside up this week
Our Class III intrepid paddlers! And a final lunch together on the beach alongside the Pejibaye River. And amazing run to finish off the trip.Hats off to Mary, Scott, Shawn, Rob, Joanne, Andrea and Keith for an amazing week.
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