Sunday, January 08, 2012
We also saw many birds, a non-poisonous snake, some beautiful hummingbirds, an incredible waterfall, many fumeroles, large volcanic rock boulders, and very interesting plants. We were in a deciduous forest area, which only occurs in the transition and dry forests. Then we got back on our horses and rode 15 minutes to where there was a short hike to the Blue Lake and Blue Lake Waterfall. This hidden waterfall was incredibly beautiful, with water falling about 12 meters into a small clear, deep lake. Some students enjoyed sliding down the waterfall into the Blue Lake. After we hiked up, we remounted our horses and had a one-hour ride, with trotting and cantering, through the forest back to our lodge. In the afternoon, we hiked 1.25 hours to a sulfur, hot spring pool, and relaxed in the pool for 30 minutes. Then we hiked back and had a great view of the Pacific Ocean on the return trip. On our afternoon hike, we saw an agouti, a black scorpion, two yellow-tailed hummingbirds, an incredibly large toad, and many other beautiful things. We remain thankful for God's wonderful creation. Tomorrow we will hike in the dry forest and go to a beach on the Pacific Ocean.