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Los Chorros de Juayua

Good morning and welcome to a vibrant day in the village of Juayua! Before mom and I head out for the food festival, I wanted to explore the well know “Los Chorros de Juayua”. These are natural springs that run down a hillside combined with man-made damns for little swimming holes. These waterfalls draw in small crowds for a chilly dip or a hike to treat the lovers of nature.

The trek starts with a view of what seems like a never ending jungle of green with sounds of birds, bugs and the faint music of running water.

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As you get deeper into the brush, the first sight of water presents itself and brings a peaceful sense of just being.

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I did this trek on my own which kept me giggling at every option that either led to a locked gate or sketchy crossing. With confidence in the path chosen, I just keep on moving!

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As I approached this crossroad, I could hear joyful people coming from above the sound of rushing water. I made it in time to find some local kids and a sweet couple enjoying the beauty of the elements around us.

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After watching me take pictures as if I’ve never seen a waterfall before, they invite me to join them and jump in… Done!

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Found out (by accident) that my underwater camera feature works. I’ll have to play around with it more often!

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As I checked out the final set of falls, I found these kids showing off their bravery skills. Much fun to be had in El Salvador on such a bright day!

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As I started my trek back, these happy fellas helped me out with a handstand shot.

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Natural Earth + Warm Sun + Crisp Water = A glorious start to a day I’m so grateful for.

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I’m alive…and living!

During the past 3 days we’ve driven south from Westport then turned east through Arthurs Pass to make it to Christchurch on the east side of the island. The view from my seat reminds me of the tropics of Hawaii combined with the beaches and forestry that lines the west coast of North America. The last open valley we were in could of been the twin sister of Colorado with the snow kissed peaks and rocky rivers flowing peacefully through it.
Along this gorgeous road trip we’ve stopped at so many different treks, hikes, scenic points, waterfalls, swimming holes, rocks, walks, creeks, caves, camp sites and small towns that i thought i’d just do an entire post on it. The following is a colaberation of pictures along our most recent miles covered.

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Building a stone tower… My form of meditation.
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Finding one that’s been there for years… Awesome!
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Caves! We saw a tiny sign that said “Cave scenic walk”, with an arrow that we followed. When we parked there was a group of kiwis getting wetsuits on with gear… Score! Except we had a flashlight, and swim shorts. Probably my favorite hike so far!
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Picked up another hitch hiker, he’s from Germany… Can’t ya tell? Super nice guy and a fun addition to our route.
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..and they let me drive! (They drive on the left side like England).
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After debating what the smell was for a good 50 km’s we realized it was time for showers… Found our bathtub!
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Last stretch…
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Sweet dreams.
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