Much of the trip was navigating through a thicket of mangroves, as well as keeping watch for logs disguised as cocodrilos. After a few miles the mangrove tunnel gave way to a clearing that allowed us to stop and take some photos. We also met up with a family from sv/ Hana Crew/ (aka Windfall). The main destination that lies at the end of the river was once a favorite spot for jungle trippers to stop and have a cold beer and a taco under the shade of palapa bars. However, and most unfortunately, last year the group of local entrepreneurs offering resfreshments to cruisers were "run out of town" with shotguns by privately hired guards. The rumored reason was the owner of the land wanted it "cleared" to be kept for himself.
Who knows, the last we heard, about 2 weeks after we left the guards were gone and once again cruisers were free to use the beach. Go figure. Guess we will learn more of the story when we return next winter.
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