Tuesday, December 21, 2010

La Paz Waterfall

La Paz Waterfall (Costa Rica) was one of our stops en route to la Selva after the Carara area.

Several souvenir and trinket seller booths were set up at one end of the bridge that spans the canyon.  It's a popular place.  I bought two bracelets there, about my only souvenir shopping of the trip. 

We birded up a trail for a couple of hours.

I use the past tense because in January 2009, a major earthquake hit.  It was the strongest quake in 150 years.  The waterfall canyon was filled will rubble, road blocked, bridge destroyed.  And since the quake hit at about 1:00 in the afternoon, no doubt the people who sold things at their booths were killed

This is a Green Thorntail  Discosura conversii 

We also stopped at the Mirador restaurant to have coffee and look at hummingbirds, including the one above.  That place, overhanging the valley, collapsed in the  quake.  I heard later that those dear women and little girl were also killed.

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