Nicoya Peninsular, Costa Rica
Nicoya Peninsular, Costa Rica
a small day, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
20/12/2011 Behind the Falls, Montezuma, Costa Rica
20/12/2011 Montezuma Waterfalls, Costa Rica `The Jump´
This is me jumping the second waterfall at Montezuma, definately my highest ever free jump at 42ft….
20/12/2011 Montezuma Waterfalls, Nicoya Peninsular, Costa Rica
These stunning waterfalls are an hour away by quad and were a needed rest from the beach life. Theres 3 waterfalls, this one being the highest and two smaller ones above it. Its a hike to the second and third one but worth it for the jump back down
Pelicans, Playa Santa Teresa
a common sight on the beach and in the water
16/12/2011 Our Xmas Aprtment at Don Jons
little sneaky bit of luxury for 10 days over the festive season!
This makes me excited….
10/12/2011 Mal Pais, last stop on the quad for the day…
10/12/2011 The end of the road?
10days in one place gave us itchy feet so we rented a quad. We set off towards Playa Hermosa to see what the waves were like, it felt good to be moving, wind in our hair, flying over the bumpy gravel tracks. We headed towards Hermosa and then up a steep hill where we got an incredible view of a a-frame breaking somewhere in the distance. Further down the track we were off-roading, realizing why there were no buses or cars that headed in this direction. Completely impassible unless you´re a 4x4. Its just dirt, dirt and more dirt, the beach to your left, forest and mangroves to your right. You could hear the waves and the sounds of the jungle while youre driving. I sware a Puma was chasing us. At Manzanillo we took the quad for a trip down the ebach and then headed inland.
For the next hour the one thing that struck me was how empty the ´roads´were. We took the gravel tracks round the windy roads and up and down mountains with no clue where we were heading. We kept going, passing thick valleys of forests and fields filled with huge white cows. We assumed we were heading back across the middle of the peninsular and because i don´t think i have ever met anyone with as little sense of direction as Jess and I we were wrong. We were content on our little path until we hit a river. We figured this had to be the end of the road for us and we would have to turn back.
No. There was another couple at the end of this dirt track facing the river, assessing how deep it was and how do-able it was to drive the quad across. They were like, lets do it. and that was that we were going for it too. They zoomed accross, the quad roaring through the river as it got deeper. Then it was my time to drive.The thought that we could just lose the quad and consequently the rest fo our holiday money had my pulse raised but in the end we just raced it through and had a adrenaline burst on the other side when we made it.
After that I ifgured that would be our only challenge on this trip but oh no wait, river number two approaching. There was no river test this time we just went for it as it was smaller than the last. but deeper, towards the other side of the river, the water was splashing up over the front fo the quad and i thought it was a goner but it impressed me and made it through river number two. The adrenaline rush continued
…until we reached river number three. Which was three times the size fo the first one we cross and with no indication of how deep it was. That was me done for the day, I wasn´t going to push it. We went back, stopping for a Pilsen in the most empty bar you´ll ever come across before Jess drove us back to Santa Teresa after a full filled day quad bike river crossing!
10/12/2011 searching for some different breaks, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Our path to surf, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
This image is ingrained in my mind because we walked this this track at least 3 times a day for 3 weeks. It was our path to the beach, to the sea and to the waves
A view of my winter….
One of my favourite photos because it almost sums up all of my winter trips….just a load of bikinis drying in the sun, behind the tropical plants after a day in the water
03/12/2011 Monkey, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
We heard them before we saw them. Howler monkeys are common sights (and sounds) in Costa Rica. They sound more like a Wild Boar than a cute fluffy thing!