We missed the Ferry !!!! - Gosh Darn it !

Trip Start Mar 08, 2005
Trip End Mar 15, 2005

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Tuesday, March 8, 2005

We missed the ferry! Grrrr.....

So, add another 3 hours to our journey: 3 hours to wait for the ferry + 1.5 hours on the ferry + 0.5 hours to get to hotel.

Atleast we're in Puntarenas AND we can finally see the Pacific Ocean!!! Technically it's the Golfo de Nicoya but it's water and beach and GORGEOUS! Brendan and I used our time wisely - we explored. Funnily enough, 2 hours was enough to see the entire area :)

Puntarenas is a quaint little beach town - obviously geared towards backpackers and travelers keeen to sit and drink by the beach. Unlike in Montezuma, the buisnesses in this town were run by native Costa Ricans - and our rusty Spanish skills did not allow for very good communication. I think the same could be said for eveyone else on the bus becuase everyone was drinking Coke and eating chips - the easiest thing to buy if you have no idea where to go and no idea how to ask for anything else! Heheh. I was taken aback by the abundance of chips EVERYWHERE - what's with chips in Costa Rica ? Or maybe it's the medical school stuff that's getting to me - I just notice it more. Everyone on the beach was eating chips....a couple watching the sunset by the ferry docks having a picnic (just chips and pink-coloured pop)... little kids eating marshmallows AND chips by the vendor stalls. Still can't get over it :)

The kids from the bus eagerly whipped off all their clothes and rushed into the ocean as fast as the could. Most of the couples ate whatever food they could find at the nearby convinience stores and sat on the stone benches scattered liberaly along the beach. Brendan and I played in the sand and watched a serious game of soccer that was taking place at the beach - a mix of locals and tourists. We should've brought the frisbee.

This was our first chance to stand in Costa Rican sand : so fine, so dark, really really nice!!! But it stays on you - forever! And gets into everything :)

The sunset was amazing - what a treat! Good thing we missed that ferry :) Hehehe
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