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We've spent several days getting used to our surroundings and our rental car, and are starting to branch out just a bit. After our first day here, we had another day before the rental car was to be delivered, and we decided not to walk into town after all. This neighborhood is a gated community about a mile and a half outside Atenas, and the first half mile is all steep up and then steep down hillside. Seriously, once we got the car (more ...
... of my beloved (and now Fiona's too) Great British Bake Off.
The main focus of our stop off in Cahuita was to visit Cahuita National Park. This is one of the few free nature reserves in Costa Rica, entry is on a voluntary donation basis. We spent the morning wandering the park, settling in for lunch of, you guessed it, peanut butter sandwiches along the way. We spotted sloths, monkeys, pygmy shrews, fish, birds, crabs and countless ...
... br> Baltimore oriole
Blue gray tanager
Pale bellied woodpecker
Bi colored hawk
Little blue heron
Black throated trogon
... by doing a nature hike through the mountains. There were a few hikes described in leaflets by our hostel, and we chose the longest and most difficult - the high mountain pass. It was a 5 hour hike, and the instructions, we found, were pretty dated. Old roads had disappeared, new ones went off in different directions, land marks had changed. And so we got a little lost. After walking for a bit over two hours we had no idea where we were and decided, let's go a little further up this ...
... time to appreciate in huge gratitude every single precious second. To concentrate and take the time to pause and engage every sense given to us – that’s what this holiday will pull us back to, helping us practice so that “ordinary” daily living becomes richer and fuller once we return to reality. Mmmmmm, yummy happy-ness.
Strolled back to a bed that wrapped you up in comfort and off to Dreamland – it was 9:30 pm. ...