When it is time to leave the river, the men splash the oxen to get them to move. That seems like a gentle, refreshing way to get the oxen's attention. In fact, they might think that if they stand there long enough without moving, they will get a shower on all sides, which must feel good on a warm Costa Rican afternoon.
The answer to what these men and the oxen were doing in the river will be shown tomorrow.
We are showing photos of one of the world's most elegant hotels, Villa d' Este, on the shores of Lake Como, Italy, on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.