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Laguna de Hule

Laguna de Hule is breathtakingly beautiful. Yesterday (February 16, 2007) Cristian and I made a day trip to the crater lake located a mere hour from Ciudad Quesada. After soaking in the view and eating breakfast at the overlook restaurant, we slowly inched our way down the crater rim in my Isuzu Rodeo. The road is not maintained making it a technical off-road experience. Your vehicle has to have decent height or will be constantly bashed by large rocks. Once safely parked at the lake's rim, Cristian and I inflated our kayaks and explored the cystalline waters. The lake, formed an estimated 15,000 years ago from a volcanic explosion, has a depth of some 35 meters at the southern end. The surrounding rainforest is protected as the Bosque Alegre Wildlife Refuge. Kayaking from one end to the next, we heard the screech of Howler monkeys and observed cichlids swimming amongst the water lillies. We had the lake to ourselves. With the intense blue sky, incredible scenery and profound tranquility of nature, I felt utterly relaxed and at peace.
Laguna de Hule
Laguna de Hule
Distant Moutain Range of Juan Castro Blanco National Park
Distant Moutain Range of Juan Castro Blanco National Park
Restaurant with Vista del Lago
Restaurant with Vista del Lago
Inflating the Kayaks
Inflating the Kayaks
Solitary Vessel
Solitary Vessel
Gunho to Kayak
Gunho to Kayak
Isuzu Rodeo - Anywhere You Desire!
Isuzu Rodeo - Anywhere You Desire!
Hairless & Hirsute - Absolute Contrast
Hairless & Hirsute - Absolute Contrast
Kayaking in Crater Lake
Kayaking in Crater Lake
View from the Kayak
View from the Kayak
Lillies I
Lillies I
Lillies II
Lillies II
Lillies III
Lillies III
Congo Mountain in Background
Congo Mountain in Background
Natural Beauty
Natural Beauty
Cristian at Laguna de Hule
Cristian at Laguna de Hule
Laguna de Hule Late Afternoon
Laguna de Hule Late Afternoon
Geisha Suspicious of Kayakers
Geisha Suspicious of Kayakers
Geisha & Ziggy Suspicious of Kayakers
Geisha & Ziggy Suspicious of Kayakers
Geisha & Ziggy Kayaking
Geisha & Ziggy Kayaking
Kayaking
Kayaking
Road Around Laguna de Hule
Road Around Laguna de Hule
Bee Landing on Flower
Bee Landing on Flower
4x4 Costa Rica
4x4 Costa Rica
Party Time
Party Time
Agus Salutes
Agus Salutes
Hauling Away
Hauling Away
Agustine & Nono
Agustine & Nono
Fire
Fire
Ready to Chug 24 Beers!
Ready to Chug 24 Beers!
Hacking Away
Hacking Away
Psychedelic Fire
Psychedelic Fire
Phantasmic Evening
Phantasmic Evening
Morning After
Morning After
Camping I
Camping I
Reflection
Reflection
Camping II
Camping II
Puppy Watches Birds
Puppy Watches Birds
Water Lilly I
Water Lilly I
Camping III
Camping III
Water Lilly II
Water Lilly II
Water Lilly III
Water Lilly III
Lilly Bug
Lilly Bug
Water Lilly IV
Water Lilly IV
Water Lilly V
Water Lilly V
Tubing
Tubing
Water Lilly VI
Water Lilly VI
Island of Tires I
Island of Tires I
Puppy on Tire
Puppy on Tire
Island of Tires II
Island of Tires II
Island of Tires III
Island of Tires III
Other Side of Lake I
Other Side of Lake I
Other Side of Lake II
Other Side of Lake II
Laguna Bosque Alegre
Laguna Bosque Alegre
Hot Dog at Lake Happy Forest
Hot Dog at Lake Happy Forest
Hot Dog at Laguna Bosque Alegre
Hot Dog at Laguna Bosque Alegre
Belleza
Belleza
Craig & Cristian I
Craig & Cristian I
Craig & Cristian II
Craig & Cristian II
Craig & Cristian III
Craig & Cristian III
Inflating Kayaks
Inflating Kayaks
Craig & Cristian IV
Craig & Cristian IV
Kayaking I
Kayaking I
Kayaking II
Kayaking II
Kayaking III
Kayaking III
Puppy
Puppy
Kayaking IV
Kayaking IV
Kayaking V
Kayaking V
Craig & Cristian V
Craig & Cristian V
Kayaking VI
Kayaking VI
Hahaha
Hahaha
Craig & Cristian VI
Craig & Cristian VI
Kayaking Dogs
Kayaking Dogs
Craig & Cristian VII
Craig & Cristian VII
Craig & Cristian VIII
Craig & Cristian VIII
Craig & Cristian IX
Craig & Cristian IX
Cristian in RAW detail
Cristian in RAW detail
Puppy
Puppy
Geisha
Geisha
Pensive
Pensive
Lake Creature
Lake Creature