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Travel Blogs from Playa Samara
... to the sound of howler monkeys, and Tanya’s alarm,
we were determined to see the sunrise. We got dressed quickly then walked down
to the beach. It was stunning. We walked the beach as the sun rose, passing only
the occasional dog walker, beach comber, and yogi. I collected a handful of
shells and coral, the tide was going out so there were many shells on the
beach. Once the sun was fully risen we headed back ...
... she left the nest and turned to return back to the Caribbean sea. Once she was on track to the sea we followed her really closely behind (apparently she wouldn't know we were there as I felt a bit guilty being so close at first), she kept resting then finally she made it over the surf and out to sea. She will return around 5 times in the next few months to lay more eggs then she won't come for 2 years.
We waited a while watching the stars then we got the signal that ...
... around us and then 2-3 feet away from us under the boat swimming, we were so lucky and it was really special. I've obviously seen dolphins before and up close but only from a distance in the wild so this was amazing for me. I was super happy. P.s. yes that is me being an absolute **** on the dolphin video, obviously. After work I went home and went with Jade to Nicole's to finally do our washing (our machine is still broken, shocker). We loaded it ...
... made as she did this. She then turned around in a circle to disguise the area so hopefully it would be safe of predators and began her journey back out to the sea. She weighs around 90 pounds and you could tell she was very tired. The whole process took about 45 minutes. So incredible once again to watch nature in its natural state.
There was an earthquake here between five and six this morning which of course I slept through. Luis was awakened by ...
... for the briefest of moments.
It was weird. And it was getting quite dark. It was too much for these two gringos and we had an hour drive home in the dark.
Turtles be damned, we would swim with them tomorrow. We were heading home.
Baptism By Fire
Costa Rica was not done with us for this day .. not yet. Our drive home was uneventful and we were able to find the riverless route. But upon walking into our bedroom we were ...