The view from our villa
This is still the view - the bay is Playa Ocotal - in the north west of Costa Rica
This is Andy, our driver from the airport. There was a landslide (due to digging above the road) that caused us to have to pick up some of the rocks on the road before we could travel any further.
Suzanne is also picking up the roads blocking our way.
Another villa view
Jami, our fabulous cook for the week. She cooked all three meals each day for us (and to perfection!).
Sitting on our Patio. From L - Tim, Anne, Dave and Suzanne
Our Pool and spa. Just outisde our bedroom door.
First afternoon - we jumped into the pool.
I hate giving up my camera - but do want my photo in their sometimes too!
The insects in Costa Rica are amazing. This is a moth.
Suzanne and Anne relaxing after the first day's swim. They did not call ahead about getting matching suits.
Another moth. He is magnificent in person.
Check out his tail.
The yellow was intensely vibrant.
A walk on the second morning. Dave & Anne at a new homesite.
Every day there were eagles - aguilas - flying overhead.
View of our villa from the road above it.
Shopping in the town of Coco.
Anne has already purchased her Banana Leaf scrapbooks
Frequent mode of transport all over the world.
The beach here is mostly like dirt - not like sand. There'd been lots of rain that had washed the fertile black dirt down the hillsides and onto the beach here. That's Tim.
The day was overcast, but then, no great heat.
We didn't figure out what this fruit was - if you know, make a comment on this page.
While we were in town that day, the sky opened up and poured thousands and thousands of gallons of water down on us.
A cucaracha (roach) - giant sized. About 6 inches long.
The first sunset.
A dramatic view from our porch.
Morning Sunrise. The mountain in the background is Maravillas. It's an inactive volcano.
Morning view from our patio door.
There were lots of crabs all over the place - and this is the real color (although the body is a bit more purple than you see here).
A Mot-Mot. They came to eat our crackers every morning. But you had to be up by 5:30a to see them.
Sunrise, but a bit later - it's no longer pink.
I forget the name of these birds, but they sit next to the pool in the morning and dive for moths that died in the pool the night before.
These little yellow butterflies were everywhere. Yellow and fluttering, they were delightful.
This one almost didn't get his photo taken, he was so fast.
Growing next to the pool. Several more bloomed while we were there.