Thursday, January 31, 2008

Notes From the Caribbean Coast

"A lie can travel halfway around the world
while the truth is putting on its shoes."

Mark Twain

This is a rare noontime photo
from the crater rim of Volcan Poas C R when the clouds parted for a few minutes. January 25, 2008

Somewhere south of Puerto Limon on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, there is a place where German doctors, British birders and all Fellini's children can mingle, relax and bask in the sun and sea. It is a place where anything goes and nothing goes too far or too fast. It is like looking into the rabbit hole and staying for as long as you like.
The day begins with the howls of th
e Howler Monkeys in the trees above my cabin. The Howlers are very fussy and only stay where life is easy and it is common to see them take one bite of fruit, throw the rest to the ground and grab another. The feeding Three Toed Sloth is in no hurry knowing full well that its food abounds.

Life is cheap and easy here. I have Blue Morpho Butterflies and Hummingbirds right at my door. This is my cabana. It costs $17US per night and you can find cabanas with kitchens, some near the water for as low as $200 per month. Stay tuned for more Notes From the Caribbean Coast!