Yesterday I hopped on board the Texan Bay launch for a ride back down to Livingston. I had no real reason to go but thought it might be a fun trip. After the people who actually needed to go to Livingston had completed their business we headed back up the river. On the way back Sherrie - the owner of Texan Bay showed us where the locals got fresh spring water. Along the limestone wall of the gorge were a couple of tires tied to ropes and in the center a hose bringing fresh water down to the Rio.
We then stopped at a local hot spring. It was really quite warm except when the wake from the passing boats would slop cool river water into the small lagoon. At the same stop was a limestone cave. Armed with flashlights we headed down into the side of the cliff. It got quite hot quite quickly. After about a 20 minute walk we asked our guide how much further the cave went and he said we could easily walk another three hours. We passed on that and returned to the cool surface and a cold beer.
Last night the rains came. I mean really came. They started at about 6 PM local time and continued all night and into this morning. The Noah's Ark end of the world kind of deluge. Then again, this is the rain forest. It is finally starting to let up so I will head back to Reboot to do some cleaning and get some other tasks done.
Roger J Jones s/v Reboot
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