A meeting with the builder to finalize all the detail stuff of the casita. Nuts and bolts stuff, styles, paints, etc. Gonna meet Sr. Salas and Sr. Araya at Sr. Arayas house in Tilaran. BEAUTIFUL home on a large lot in a serene setting. Then off to the power and water company to get accounts set up and administrative stuff. All the not so glamorous things, but still an interesting learning experience.
Arrived back about March 11th. Had to take some time to reconnect with life here. Different pace, different life, for sure. Had a blast down south doing exactly what I wanted….when I wanted. Fishing, hiking, walking, swimming…..
Went deep sea fishing for the first time ever…..caught a sailfish and saw lots of them. Turtles, dorado, lots to see. Went out on the “Rosa Lu” from Herradura near Jaco. 25 miles out to the Peruvian current where there were tons of fish.
Walked miles and miles when Mo was visiting…..
Drove all over the place, to the coast, to Nicaragua, to the volcanos in the north. Everywhere.
Went fishing for bass almost every day in Lake Arenal. Caught some “machata” fish…. Saw my first snake in the wild….long and black with green markings. Like a ribbon on the trail ahead of me.
Found the place for me in Tronadora, near Lake Arenal. Good village, clean, neat, interesting….lots of places to eat, sights to see, and close to Tilaran…..a small town about 5 minutes away on the flank of the mountains where the Guanacaste begins.
Took some pics, will post a few at a time on here.
Experienced a national election wherein they elected the first woman President…..
All in all a neat time away.
………had a great visit with Mo, and now back on my own. Walking about Tilaran taking pics as it is lightly raining in Tronadora. (always sunny in Tilaran…..6 km away).
THIS COUNTRY IS AWESOME!!!! Went to Playa Samara a few days ago and walked the beach…..nice place, relatively undeveloped coastal area. HOT! ( near 100F)….
….and I am on my way to the Monteverde area for a check out of whats available. Stopped for breakfast in Tilaran, beautiful day out! Met a retired Dutch couple (accountant and she a social worker), assisted them in acquiring internet and coffees, etc, then gave directions to Fortuna. Feel like a local! LOL…..Woke up to the growling of Howler monkeys (bongos) right behind the cabina. Scary until you figure out they are in the trees and just passing through. Tons of birds singing as well. Anyway, still trying to add pics to this site……computer illiterate at times.
Arrived safe and sound, been to the west coast and up throught the central valley to Tilaran….out and about looking for food markets, banks, etc. All going well. 75 degrees and windy but clear.