Whitewater rafting today. I knew this was going to be scary for me as I have a major water phobia. I went on an easy river, and the guides were so clearly competent and my fellow rafters so supportive, that I was able to do it. I could even see how much fun it would be if I could just get over my fear. Anyway, I did it, and I am very proud as well as thankful to be safely through. We saw some beautiful birds...a great blue heron, a white egret, and a tucan. The tucan looked just like it does on all the Costa Rica postcards. Next time: bring sturdy sandals, waterproof camera, and a bag of dry clothes. Back to San Jose and the Hotel Le Bergerac.