One last walk along Brazil's Iguacu Falls pathways

Trip Start Feb 09, 2011
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Trip End Feb 26, 2011


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Das Cataratas Hotel in Iguacu Falls National Park

Flag of Brazil  , State of Parana,
Friday, February 18, 2011

Day 10 (late afternoon, early evening)

Temperature: 33 degrees
Weather: Sunny, hot and humid
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Brazil Tour:  Day 6 Iguacu Falls

This time around, I came prepared.  I wore my bathing suit, so did Michel which allowed us both to wander around and this right next to the waterfalls with no worry at all of getting all soaked up! 

So, with no hurry at all, we slowly walked on the paved road right up to the end of it where all the tourist buses were stationed.  It was getting passed closing hours when the last bus left the Iguacu National Park with the remaining tourists onboard.  Hip, hip, hurrah!  We now had the luxury of viewing the entire falls all to ourselves for one last time and this, with no obstructions at all in front of us!  A pure fantasy coming true!

The catwalk that led way up to the foot of the falls was quite slippery.  The fun was just starting as I was instantly soaked with the surrounding waterfalls powerful spray.  Even though the body of my poor dear camera was protected in a plastic bag, on and off it would stop working due to the huge amounts of droplets obscuring the zoom.  Every minute or so, I had to constantly clean it up in order to make it work again. 

However, it was all well worth it….as mentioned earlier it was a pure fantasy coming true to have the entire catwalk all to ourselves and stopping here and there to experience the energy of the water and to view the spectacular panoramic and deafening sound of the thundering falls and this, right next to us.    

Continuing our exploration along the 1.67 miles long waterfalls stretch, a few other hotel guests were encountered who just like us were enjoying the incredible views along the rainforest walkways which bordered the canyon of the Iguacu River.  We couldn't have asked for any better weather.  It was sunny, hot and humid but the spraying of the mist made it sooooo refreshing and soothing! 

Looking way above the falls, beautiful rainbows were permanently decorating them.  Time could have stopped right here and it wouldn't have mattered as what I was viewing in front of me was so beautiful and amazing!

Monkeys came out of their hiding places and jumped from trees to trees while the coatis passed right next to us, totally ignoring us in the process.  The rainforest was suddenly becoming alive and we could hear the faintest sound all around us.  As long as it wasn’t a panther or any other wild animal for that matter….I was fine!

It was 8:0pm by the time we made it back to our hotel after having had a wonderful promenade along one of the most beautiful waterfalls on this planet, the Iguacu Falls!

The rest of the evening was spent on the hotel’s terrace having dinner and toasting to our last night here!  The last three days have been absolutely amazing.

Monique   :-)

 

 







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