Day Three – Rio Seco Kayak Adventure

Leah Pyne (l.) and Kelsy Brawn (r. and the author of this blog) prepping to kayak up the Rio Seco
Leah Pyne (l.) and Kelsy Brawn (r. and the author of this blog) prepping to kayak up the Rio Seco

We experienced the Rio Seco in a different form today than yesterday’s waterfall pool plunge, and instead kayaked up its waters. We began at a point where the river meets the ocean at a public beach, which was bustling with people. We took everything in. The clear flowing water under our boats, the lush green plant life

The bridge at the beginning of our kayak
The bridge at the beginning of our kayak
It's so lush here!
It’s so lush here!
Up the Rio Seco
Up the Rio Seco
Heading up river
Heading up river

surrounding us, the locals waving to us as we passed by, and the blue blue blue sky. It all made for an amazing adventure!

After paddling for about 20 minutes, we then left our kayaks on a bank to explore! Most of the group walked a little ways up the river, while a few individuals stayed back. However, both groups ended up wading in the water and skipping stones. But we soon found out that no one OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAwas a match for Francis’ (our trusted guide and NatureSeeker) rock skipping skills! We all stood on awe. He inspired us to greatness, and we paddled away with a few tips to improve our throws. After making the return trip, a group photo was taken to document the journey, and then back to the guest house we went!

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The tiniest frog you’ve ever met! These little guys were like bugs scuttling all around our feet. They are the size of a small pinky fingernail! Photo by Adam Eckert