A volcano in the clouds
Trip Start Jan 03, 2010
26Trip End Jan 28, 2010
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The day was sunny with little wind and as we hiked into the park towards the center of the volcano, we realized we were in the clouds! The mist was so thick we couldn't even see giant hole in front of us.
We were a bit disappointed, but decided to make the most of it and hiked the trails around it. It was simply magical...like a giant secret garden
In case we forgot to mention earlier, from the city of Quepos, all we saw were signs on the road that said "Sandia for sale". There was watermelon stands all along the way. As we drove up here, all the stands were selling strawberries and we saw fields and fields of coffee.
We came back to our hotel for a quick yummy meal of Thai chicken curry over rice and chicken milanesa in a jalepeno sauce. There are no pictures because I was starving and Andy was obsessed with shooting time lapse of the view.
So here's the other part of the story...he had setup the camera facing the open window to the panoramic view. As the wind blew harder, it kept closing the window blinds and blocking the camera. So Andy came up with some quick solutions both went out the window! First, he tried sticking our car key to wedge the window panel open. It worked for about a second before falling out the window and on to the roof below us. So I watched him curse and use the mono pod to shovel the the keys off the roof then scramble down to get it
The managers of the bed and breakfast were South African guys named Mark and Oliver. They have been running the B&B for 9 months and went out of their way to make sure we were well cared for and happy. They showed us that running a small business could be rewarding but also exhausting. They were BEAT...
Thats about it.. Off to another volcano tomorrow.