Why must it rain so much in the rainforest?
Many of our followers have commented that they enjoy reading our blog during their morning coffee break. It is while I enjoy my morning coffee that I most frequently compose and post on our blog. On the rare times that I do not post in the morning, it’s typically the result of one of four situations:
- I have nothing to say. This almost never happens.
- We partied a bit too much the night prior. This does happen on occasion, but not last night.
- Our internet is being uncooperative. This happens much more frequently than I like!
- We were off on an early-morning adventure. This was the case today.
Rebecca and I set off with five of our friends this morning to hike to the Seven Sisters waterfalls. This is the same hike that Rebecca did last season while I was in Trinidad. If you missed reading about that trip, she wrote about it here.
If you take the time to read that post, and look at the many pics that I included, you’ll see that many people on that trip opted to jump off the various waterfalls. We have since come to learn just how dangerous this can be. In fact, we personally know at least two people who have been hurt jumping from the falls, one serious enough to put at least a temporary end to her cruising plans. After being carried out on a stretcher, she required a flight back to the US and to my knowledge is still undergoing medical treatment and therapy. Not cool!
Although we love to do exciting stuff, we also know that even a sprained ankle will put a serious crimp in our lifestyle. Because of this, no one in our group had any intention of jumping. As it turned out, just as with our recent trip to Concord Fall, the water was raging and the normally clear pools of water were mud colored and frothy. So much so that swimming didn’t even seem appealing and jumping I think would have been out of the question. Having gone to all the trouble to get there though, we didn’t want to simply turn around so we opted to hike up and down the river for an hour or two. Did I mention that it was pouring rain all this time? Yes, they don’t call it the rainforest for nothing!
All in all it was a good day even if it did turn out to be a bit different than we expected. Note that in spite of how much rain we got, the people back in St. George’s didn’t get a single drop!