We bought 10 days of food in Jinotega, up in the highlands of northern Nicaragua. We figured this would be enough food to keep us going (although we only had a vague idea of how long the rivers were, and how fast we could paddle) and if needed we could probably find food in small villages. The following morning we took a bus to San Jose de Bocay, which took most of the day. Here we first spied the Rio Bocay and knew for sure, the trip was on. Up until now, we didnĀ“t even know if there would be enough water to paddle! After a night in a cheap hotel, we took another bus to Ayupal. Here we inflated our packrafts and started paddling…

Down the Rio Bocay, which then joined the Rio Coco. Eight days later and some 250km (we reckon) and we arrived in San Carlos.

It was lots of fun! Beautiful scenery, lovely people and some fun white water and rapids… a few crocodiles too! Fortunately, prior warnings of river pirates and drugs-traffickers did not amount to much!

Full story to come and videos too, but for now here are the photos…

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