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Photos: Last Photos

Thursday, 20 Oct 2016 | Photo Gallery

These will be the last posting. It has been a long interesting trip and I am glad to be flying home tomorrow to see Karen. Hope you have enjoyed some of the trip too. Walt
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Photos: Fishing on Lake Arenal

Wednesday, 19 Oct 2016 | Photo Gallery

There is a picture of me with a fish but being on the lake provided some excellent views of the volcano. Because of the moisture in the air today you can see steam coming from it.
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Photos: La Fortuna Waterfall

Tuesday, 18 Oct 2016 | Photo Gallery

Cool waterfall that drops 230 feet in the jungle
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Photos: Arenal

Tuesday, 18 Oct 2016 | Photo Gallery

A large lake by a perfectly shaped volcano
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Arenal

Tuesday, 18 Oct 2016 | Views [113]

Arenal has a volcano, Volcan Arenal, and a large manmade Lake Arenal.  The volcano was very active until 2010 when it stopped.  There are a lot of natural hot springs in the area.  La Fortuna is the nearby town that has all the hotels ... Read more >


Photos: Monteverde Cloud Forest

Sunday, 16 Oct 2016 | Photo Gallery

The Cloud Forest is on the continental divide and as the wind blows over from the Caribbean to the Pacific side the moisture forms the clouds which make for a nice jungle. 10,000 people a year come just hoping to spot a rare Quetzal and I got a picture ... Read more >
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Photos: Monteverde

Friday, 14 Oct 2016 | Photo Gallery

Today I drove up the mountain to Monteverde which is a well known ecotourist destination because of the cloud forest and it is much cooler than the beaches. The area was settled by Quakers and other pacifists who in the 1950's moved here to defy the ... Read more >
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Photos: Tamarindo

Friday, 14 Oct 2016 | Photo Gallery

I stayed 4 days in Tamarindo and did day trips to the other beaches nearby.
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Update

Wednesday, 12 Oct 2016 | Views [101] | Comments [1]

Last I wrote I was in Dominical.  I have moved north up the Pacific coast now.  I rented a car so that I could get to all the places I want to go and am really glad I did.  From Dominical I went to Jaco and stayed there for two nights.... Read more >


Photos: Samara

Friday, 7 Oct 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Malpais/Santa Theresa

Thursday, 6 Oct 2016 | Photo Gallery

Surfing area on Pacific side of tip of Nicoya Peninsula
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Photos: Montezuma

Wednesday, 5 Oct 2016 | Photo Gallery

Montezuma on the Nicoya Peninsula
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Photos: Herradura

Tuesday, 4 Oct 2016 | Photo Gallery

Herracura Beach just N. of Jaco...rainy day
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Photos: Jaco

Tuesday, 4 Oct 2016 | Photo Gallery

Jaco is the closest beach to San Jose, hence touristy
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Photos: Food

Tuesday, 4 Oct 2016 | Photo Gallery

Monkey Balls and Mamon Chinos
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Photos: Dominical

Monday, 3 Oct 2016 | Photo Gallery

Small surfing town in Southern Pacific area of Costa Rica
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Dominical

Sunday, 2 Oct 2016 | Views [50]

Dominical is a small but growing community of hostels and hotels catering to surfers.  All dirt streets which are pretty muddy now.  They say they have the bricks to lay cobblestones down but not everyone is in agreement to do it.  I ask ... Read more >


Photos: Mangroves outside Quepos

Friday, 30 Sep 2016 | Photo Gallery

I took a VIP boat tour of the mangroves today. VIP because it is slow season and I was the only one on the boat other than the captain and the guide
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Photos: Manuel Antonio Beach

Thursday, 29 Sep 2016 | Photo Gallery

Yesterday was a down day at Manuel Antonio Beach
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Photos: River Rafting near Manual Antonio

Wednesday, 28 Sep 2016 | Photo Gallery

Sequence of pictures where we lost our guide
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