Shelter From The Storm
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Shelter from the Storm was a last minute booking as we left Tortuguero, and what a great last minute choice it was.
We were ready for some R&R, and after a visit to the supermarket, we holed up in Shelter from the Storm for the next 3 nights and could easily have stayed longer.Kate read 2 books in 2 days and Mark and the boys weren't far …
We made it out of Costa Rica (barely, but more of that to come after), and made it to Panama City after a lovely 16hr bus ride! Our last days in Costa Rica consisted of exploring the land, exploring the underside of waves as they crashed upon us, again and again and again, catching a few (very few) nice waves, exhausting ourselves swimming and diving, recovering on beaches, swinging from trees into waterfalls, drinking beers, eating food, more ...
... 8217; assistant says he’d be happy to take us, five at a time in the rusty old SUV they used to bring in kayaks, ALL the way back!! The road is rough and the vehicle has little in the way of shocks, so we get a bit beaten up, but yahoo for not having to walk that trip back!!
The evening commences with another great meal and surprise,more pool time! Another day in the books, learning, sharing, growing.
Pics from the day to follow ...
I had another shocking night's sleep in the Skybox at Las Olas – partly because it was so bloody hot and partly because the trucks just kept on thundering past all night. At 5 am I woke up and bleary eyed made my way in the pre-dawn light (sorry I have always wanted to write that in something…) to the 'stairs’ down to the bathroom. I narrowly missed putting my hand into the open fan strategically placed ...
... br> And on the 22nd, we hope to connect with Jack and Karen from Mortlach, when their cruise ship docks in Limon for the day.
I've been catching up on my IIN classes, finally. Wrote my first test last Sunday and got 97%. It's really nice to be caught up! Tomorrow Clayton will watch the SuperBowl while I do some more studying.
Really, there is never a dull moment around here:-)
Photos REALLY are coming, we promise! Maybe tomorrow?
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Donna and Daryl, the owners of SFTS are 2 folks who know what they are doing. They have created a place of peace and relaxation that cannot be described in words, it needs to be experienced in person. My wife and I stayed the week of July 24th and we were sorry to leave. SFTS is perfectly situated between Uvita and Dominical. There are plenty of activities to do in the surrounding area. All you need to do is ask Donna or Daryl and they will make all the arrangements for you. We did the Zip Line tour at Hacienda Baru, the horse back tour at Don Lula to a spectacular waterfall and ate great food at several local restaurants including Exotica (not to be missed). You will need a 4X4 and a spirit of adventure, but it is well worth the effort. You will see some of the most amazing beaches (sometimes we were the only people on them). Please read all the rest of the reviews, they are all true (ignore the one that had some complaint about rules, etc. it is not the case). I cannot add anymore to what has already been said...except that my wife and I will back as soon as feasible. Thanks Donna and Daryl for making this last week one to remember forever. http://shelterfromthestormvillas.com Rob and Nina Hart, Naples, Florida
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