Having determinedly strode onwards through the scorching heat of the sun in Southern Costa Rica, trudged the open mud tracks, battled the mosquito-laden, humid jungle and waded across the winding waters of the Rio Rincon, X Ray 2 are fast approaching their desired destination. The glimmering promise of the Pacific has been sighted at the Golfo Dulce, and its inviting waters enjoyed at Rincon.
Such glorious adventure has not been without its misgivings however, and with blisters in abundance, food rations proving increasingly monotonous alongside 3 weeks of grime, sweat and dirt scenting the air surrounding us, we urge ourselves to our final destination.
The Corcovado trek has been rich in diverse wildlife. The vibrant colours of Costa Rica’s butterflies amongst the mystical fog of Santa Lucia’s bamboo fields have brought us a wealth of beauty and calm, in contrast to the alarm evoked at the sighting of snakes as they bask on our route, or the cohesive confines of spider’s webs strewn from trees.
Group morale has been faultless as we strive towards our adventures end. Two more days and we can rest our weary limbs and contemplate what will have been a unbelievable journey across some of Costa Rica’s most stunning landscapes.