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... was there to meet us with a smile and
a hot Costa Rican dish! What a great start to a fabulous week at Casa
Cielo. The house itself sits on a mountainside with a canopy view. The
birdlife there is incredible and you're only 10 minutes from shops and
restaurants in Santa Elena. The first morning we went to the local
farmer's market and stocked up on local fruits/veggies and had a ...
... what would I do if this were the amazing race?
Not recognizing anything around us, I fear we aren't even half way back. We've been walking the bikes up the hill, and I would sit and coast down the hill. I had put the seat all the way down so I could use my feet to push it along like a scooter. Not as easy to control one handed.
The heat on the beach was like being in an slow cooker...but there was a
breeze. The heat of the road was like being in ...
... zipline, and it was just nonstop from there… no hanging about, almost a pun, after ziplining one line, we landed on the platform, lifted up to get unhooked, and then straight off the same platform onto the next one. Such a buzz!
There were 9 ziplines and they were all so fast and so much fun gliding through the rainforest, you barely had time to take it all in and appreciate the surroundings, as we were having so much ...
It's good as a teacher to be reminded occasionally of what it feels like to struggle. I can't truly imagine what it feels like for kids who truly struggle in school - where it doesn't matter how hard they try - the numbers or letters just never fall into line - nothing adds up. Fortunately, I have surfing to clarify this sense of futile struggle for me. Yesterday, our second surfing lesson, the instructor (who was excellent) had essentially sent the rest of the family off to ...
... it was, it was massive! I was told it was a sail fish, it was honestly huge. Very cool. After we managed to get one dive while Martin and Maarten sat on the boat. They gave us half an hour to map Supresa. It was definitely fun with just the three of us. We ended up seeing quite a lot too, lots of rays and tons of huge eels, including again ones who were just out swimming about. At one point I pointed up to Zack because his favourites, the tuna, were up circling ...