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Travel Blogs from Drake Bay
... there was a lovely little restaurant just outside the gate run by a Tico lady called Elsa.
We ate there the first 3 nights but we knew that she would be closed on the 4th night so we had talked about having a meal at lunch time that day and just a snack at night. But we needn't have worried as on the third night Elsa said that as she was closed on our last night we had to go to her house across the road from the restaurant for a meal. She did prepare a huge meal ...
It became somewhat tedious and a real test of patience as it went on and for
long periods of time we would have to slow down and follow a pack of
bicyclists. We tried to make the best of it and remain flexible. At one point our
guide Felipe pulled out his guitar and composed and played the "bicycle blues" for
We finally arrived somewhat exhausted but not deterred from our mission to
build homes and change lives. We had ...
... it was just the two of us, there was no wait, and 1.5 hours flew by. At one point we could see the ocean. A downside was we saw 0 animals, not even birds! It wasn't a big deal since we had seen a ton yesterday, but I was hoping for some close encounters with animals.
Mom absolutely loved ziplining and said it was worth every penny. She also wants to try bungee jumping now (!!).
Afterwards, we indulged in ice ...
Up at 0630 shortly after angle grinders started up on our roof! Quickly down to the pool area by the beach. Breakfast by the pool whilst on internet planning move to Drakes Bay. S repacked everything we need into 2 strollers so we can leave the 2 suitcases at the hotel, I watched on supportively. Left by car 1130 for what we were told was a 4 hour journey south to Sierpe. Good roads! Another monsoon made part of the ...
... came! (there are some great shots of me struggling through a river in my knickers - to be posted soon for amusement purposes!)
The 1st night also found me and Amy attempting to put up the radio, in the pouring rain. It is quite difficult to put together and winch a radio up into a tree whilst keeping it dry when it is pouring with rain!! We managed (mainly thanks to Amy) and we were able to give our first sitrep (situation report) ...