Waterfalls and Meatballs

(Montezuma, Costa Rica)

Not necessarily a combo you’d see at the top of an epic pairs lists, but I must say they two made for a splendid day today. Now I’m not alluding to the physique or intelligence of my waterfall dates when I mention meatballs. I’m talking about full-fledged, perfectly seasoned, edible balls of meat. A first for Oceanna, and a real hit with my previously mentioned waterfall dates. To be honest, Greg and Max did all the cooking and eating, though their complete silence while devouring and following food comas leave little to the imagination as to where their satisfaction levels lied.

Back to the waterfalls.

This morning we broke our week-long roots at Malpais and sailed over to Montezuma in the beautiful morning light. Once there we didn’t waste much time hiking ourselves up the river to the famous three-tiered waterfalls. Then once at the base of the stunning falls, we wasted even less time abandoning the non-jumpable falls to hike up to the second falls which offered a high (read: slightly terrifying), but doable (read: Max and Greg have screws loose) cliff jump.

The boys displayed their aerial prowess with gainers, frog-flips, and general tumbling ease off the 35 foot falls. I documented and steeled my nerves. Not one to sit out the fun, I figured I’d trekked all the way up there, I kind of had to jump. Let it be known the next biggest thing I’d jumped off to date was Eagle River in Powell River, and while Greg tells me it’s 30 feet, standing at the top of these falls I could only assume there was a gross miscalculation somewhere. Nonetheless I sent it in prime cliff-jumping-for-beginners fashion and nailed my pencil entry surfacing with a huge sense of accomplishment.

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The sun rising over the Nicoya Peninsula.

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Ensuring Mr Autopilot is headed in the right direction.

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More lines has proven not to mean more fish. Although that doesn’t stop Gregory.

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Lazy jib sailors.

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Resetting the course on the other side of Isla Cabo Blanco.

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No doubt checking the swell reports for the surf left behind.

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Isla Cabo Blanco

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Pretty standard posts.

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Max fitting right in.

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Trekking up the river to Montezuma falls.

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Finding footing down to the second level falls.

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Max’s patented frog flip.

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Gregory mid gainer looking like a monkey.

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I would like an official remeasure.

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Me and the meatballs. (Only kidding)

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Then there was this display of manliness. Who swings on a rope swing? Lets climb to the overhanging branch and double backflip off it. Or at least they tried…

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The fails were more entertaining than the climbs.

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Aren’t we cute.

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The bottom falls.

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The boys were pretty excited about this truck. The owner not so much about chatting with them.

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Montezuma.

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Watching as the ticos pulled their massive pangas up on the beach.

 

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