Ah, how can time go so fast when you're having fun? How is it that it's time to leave Tortuguero and Pachira Lodge? While a part of me was sad that I cannot extend the fun I'm having in this lovely locale, I was very excited to have a different experience of Costa Rica. I packed the night before so I was ready for departure. At breakfast we said goodbye to people we met a couple of days ago and felt like we've known longer. We exchanged emails and Facebook accounts and after the meal, my husband and I went for a stroll around the perimeter one last time.
At the dock, we were sorted into 2 groups. Unfortunately, the friends we got close to (other than the ones in our Friendly Planet group) were on the other boat so more goodbyes and see-you-on-Facebook were exchanged.
The couple from Germany.
The honeymooners from Israel.
The newly-weds from Spain.
Even Ronnie bids us goodbye. Ronnie was our capable and eagle-eyed boat "driver" during our jungle cruise.
The boat ride back to civilization was quiet. Julio was there, but this wasn't a narrated trip unlike the ride to Pachira Lodge a couple of days ago. Just as well, I needed to collect my thoughts, thanked my God for the blessings of this wonderful leg of the vacation. I wanted to enjoy the sky, the water, the birds, nature and take some pictures. Moving conveyance hasn't stopped me from taking pictures before, why it should now?
The long boat ride back was followed by an equally long bus ride to Guapiles, where we had breakfast two days ago. Today we were there for lunch before going to the next destination. The El Ceibo restaurant is the place where travellers get picked up. This was also where we bumped into the "friends" we made one last time.
After this photo was taken, we all went our separate ways. I'm ready for another bite of Costa Rica.