Today was a clear and beautiful day to go in any direction.
I decided to take Route 126 to San Miguel (Relive video) in order to go to Río Cuarto to La Casa de las Lapas to see the macaws they have there.
The road to Casa de las Lapas is paved, except for the last 500 meters or so. You turn right at the little church of Los Angeles — which I missed.
I am glad I went past the entrance because after a few kilometers, the road is paved again and connects to Route 4 (I did not go that far).
You can feed peanuts to the macaws and even get on a water buffalo if you would like to do that. I declined.
They have two leopards there as well. Beautiful animals. Sad to see them in cages. The guide put the hose on the mother leopard to have her lung at him in anger so the tourists could see that. 😦
The feel of all this is familiar…reminiscent of my Peace Corps days. I love sinking in to the serenity of it all.
After that I went to La Virgen de Sarapiquí and up to San Ramón de Sarapiquí, which I have been wanting to do for a while.
This road is also paved all the way to town.
I went past town on a gravel road about three kilometers, along ornamental-plant farms. But, soon after a difficult and very rocky hill, I turned around instead of going further. I am learning that I am OK going both up and down difficult rocky hills. 🙂 (There were a few bad ones on the shortcut from Tierras Morenas to Route 927).
I enjoyed seeing new parts of the country and riding on new roads. 🙂 Yay!
I then went home the long way, via Route 4 – Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, to Route 32. These roads are straight, and one can ride them fast. I don’t find them interesting, so I don’t take this route too often. Route 32 was fun today, however.
RIDING IN COSTA RICA: FEEL THE BEAUTY. KNOW THE LOVE. LIVE THE POWER.
Below are more photos of Route 126, but I have already taken photos from these locations, so they may look familiar. 🙂
April 17, 2019
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