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Pristine Tropical Rainforests in Costa Rica

Posted by Fin on 1 March 2010

Instead of pedalling directly southeast towards Panama on the Pan American Highway, we took the 'Long Way Round' Southern Costa Rica, through the stunning Osa Penninsula. Unlike Ewen and Charlie however it took us 4 days to do, not 4 hours. There is only one road in and out and then if you are on foot, or bicycle, you can catch a small passenger ferry back to the mainland at Puerto Jimenez. The road was one of our top 3 best cycling experiences of the entire trip. Hardly any cars, just the incredible deafening wildlife of the rainforest for company - Wow those Toucans and Scarlett Macaws were so so amazing. We hit our first tropical down pour of the trip in the rainforest, infact our first rain since the Oregon coast in the States. It was so refreshing as the humidity and strong sun has taken its toll on us. There is a little video here of one of several bridges we had to cross....ignore  my dreadful Arnie impression at the start....

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  • ..ignore my dreadful Arnie impression at the start....

    Posted by καζίνο on 10/05/2011 1:55pm (7 years ago)

  • Fin me boy, you done good! I remember when you left here with your leg in peices and we all wondered if you would walk again. Your dedication to your own healing and your mission are to be marveled at. Glad to have you as a friend. Keep me posted on your next adventure.

    Posted by Roger Cooper on 11/03/2010 9:28pm (8 years ago)

  • Hey Fin, hope you enjoyed your last day!! What an amazing achievement! What next, eh?!

    Posted by Cus Rob on 06/03/2010 12:21am (8 years ago)

  • Thought you guys would enjoy the Osa !! Good luck for the next couple of days, it's going to be quite emotional I'd imagin. Take care and we'll see you soon

    Posted by Chris Wady on 03/03/2010 4:28am (8 years ago)

  • Good luck for the last bit - cannot believe you are very nearly there, what a H U G E achievement and we will miss your blogs and your brilliant photos!
    Love Penny and David W-S

    Posted by Penny and David Whately-Smith on 02/03/2010 5:24pm (8 years ago)

  • How are we going to survive when our armchair globetrotting comes to an end ?
    Bravo boys - almost there ! Love from France.

    Posted by Deidier Family on 02/03/2010 7:42am (8 years ago)

  • Disturbing

    Posted by Mark on 01/03/2010 5:00am (8 years ago)

  • Great to see you're eating a bit better. Not far now eh?

    Posted by Martin Emo on 01/03/2010 4:02am (8 years ago)

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