Goose Egg Falls

Hmmm! What is this? Well, you see, my trip planner, Walter, works very hard to please his customers with little “extras” and knew about an unnamed waterfall along our return highway near San Ramon or in that Canton (county), just 20 meters off the highway! So we stopped and parked in the edge of the mud by the highway and walked through the mud down a rocky little decline (that I almost fell on) to a stream to be where we could see this waterfall with minimal water right now in dry season. Well, it was rocky as you can see in one photo and the bottom of my shoes were muddy. I put my weight down on one, possibly wet, rock and slipped falling backwards on the rocks, banging my head on one of those big round ones. It hurt bad for about a minute or 2 only. Then I felt a growing bump on my head.

I thought I was dead or seriously injured and so did Walter who was concerned about me for days. But I’m fine now, just immediately after the fall I had a big “Goose Egg” which is what we called a “bump on the head” as a child in South Arkansas! 🙂 The goose egg on my head lasted until the next morning and was gone. no more pain after the fall and I was already crazy, so you can’t tell if it affected me that way! 🙂 And I got to add one more waterfall to my collection from this one day trip. (45 sounds better than 44 in my gallery) 🙂 And I will try to work it into the photo book if I can.

When we drove over the bridge over that stream a sign said: “Rio Catarata” which in English would be simply “Waterfall River.” Thus my own name for the falls works for me! 🙂 Pura vida from Goose Egg Falls!

Unnamed Waterfall in San Ramon Canton, Alajuela, Costa Rica.
This cellphone shot shows the rocks I fell on better.

This Trip arranged with Walter’s Taxi & Tours.

See my photos of all 45 Costa Rica Waterfalls in my Gallery.

And watch this blog for the soon to be released photo book of Waterfalls in Costa Rica! 🙂

¡Pura Vida!

4 Replies to “Goose Egg Falls”

  1. As soon as I read the title of this post I knew what you were talking about! That sounds like a frightening fall especially with hitting your head like that. I bet it didn’t do your back any good either! I’m glad it feels better and I hope you don’t have any further problems from the fall. That is a beautiful waterfall and so nice of Walter to show it to you. Goose Egg Falls sounds like a good name for it!

    1. Thanks Bonnie and I am beginning to learn my limitations when out in the wildernesses! That’s a dangerous way to learn a lesson though! And for such a puny waterfall! 🙂

  2. Charlie!!! So thankful you are okay!!! I like your name for the falls, very appropriate!!!

    Take care of yourself!!! We all need you!!!

    Gordona

    1. Thanks Gordona! And as I said above to my sister Bonnie, I am beginning to learn my limitations when out in the wildernesses! That’s a dangerous way to learn a lesson though! And for such a puny waterfall! 🙂 Glad to know that someone else knows what a goose egg is! 🙂

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