The raging Mala Noche river received a lot of rain last night, a real good soaker. And this morning it flows for the first time since November. After the “first flush” the bay is brown with soil eroded from the river banks above. Not so this morning.
Although it’s unfortunate that a lot of soil is lost in the bay, we take it as a good sign that the ground is saturated with rain water working its way down to the watershed. In a normal year, we would have two or three flushes by the first of June but after our drought last year, we have a lot of dry earth to soak.
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. Read More
Every year, we see a crab crossing at Playa Carrillo just like this. I think these crabs are related and display the same behavior as seen in the Caribbean.
While Dan was hiking through Rincon de la Vieja National Park, he found this Coati (sometimes called Cotamundi) but known as Pizote in Costa Rica. They’re cute but vicious and quite aggressive beggars.
In the second part, you can see that he’s walking among the steam vents in the thermal section of the park. Rincon de la Vieja is an easy park to get to, just 3 hours from Casa Mango and Casa Papaya but makes a better overnight than a single day trip.
I’ve got friends in town this week, which is always a good excuse to do fun stuff I forget to do on my own.
After snorkeling – sorry, no pictures – and seeing the Scarlet Macaws, we went horseback riding. Read More
A new bench washed up in the tide on Samara Beach. Easily seats 20.
We think we live in about the prettiest place on earth – Samara Beach, Costa Rica. The climate is perfect and life is easy. But living here, we sometimes need more stimulation. We love to travel – that’s how we found Costa Rica in the first place. So we try to take a trip outside the country each year or so, besides our visits to family and friends back home.
Neither of us had ever been to the southeastern US
so this year we headed for Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia. Read More