We’ve had some very low tides lately on the Pacific coast, in Samara.
Steve and I took advantage of one of them to walk around Punta Samara, from Playa Samara to Playa Buena Vista.
Took us just two hours.
We left the car at the Iguana Verde grocery and lichor store – that was handy for a cold bebida when we returned – but you could easily walk along the beach from Samara Centro.
There are some hidden sandy beaches along the way.
and lots of interesting rock formations.
A shady palapa had been built just for us.
It was hotter than it looks with the cloud cover but we had remembered to bring water for ourselves and the pup.
This stairway is about half way along and leads to the road. Would make a good escape route if the tide had begun to surprise us.
Instead, we continued on .
We met some neighbors scavenging for rock dwelling critters.
A little waterfall would’ve been gushing last night.
Rocks and sand.
There’s never a geologist around when you need one?
When we rounded the final point, the rain swollen Rio Buena Vista didn’t look crossable, even at low tide,
but these guys braved it. On to Playa Buena Vista for surf and sun. Or caring for turtle nests at the nursery about 1/2 klick down.
Instead, we headed back along the dirt road,
until we met up with highway 160, also dirt, and back to the car.