Friday, November 20, 2015

Carara National Park, Costa Rica

One morning of our trip we spent hiking in Carara National Park. Even though we didn't see all the exotic birds we'd have liked to have seen, it was an incredibly beautiful hike.

One of the first things we saw was the chains of cutter ants that had established "highways" where they'd cross the trails with their leaf cuttings to take to their homes.

If I've done my online research correctly this is an agouti. We actually saw a pair of which ran away before I saw it and this one who seemed to think itself invisible.
Then this one crossed the trail in front of us before pausing for photos a short distance off.

Okay, not the best shot in the world as it's tricky to get the telephoto to zoom on the right spot, but this is one of the howler monkeys we saw way up in the trees!
A cute little lizard we spotted.

Thursday, November 19, 2015


I've been awfully busy of late with some new projects, not the least of which is related to a career change. I'll tell you all about that soon...and fill you in on the summer trip to Boston that I took...but jumping ahead, I'm going to start sharing pix from last week's dream vacation with LoML. We went to Costa Rica! He's been wanting to surf there for a long time and we finally got a chance to go. I fully intend to share details, but for this evening I'm just going to start you off with a few pix:
The view from our back patio at the resort

Just a view from the side of the road along the way to Playa Jaco & Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa above and below.

Sunset at the resort

 This iguana was sunning in the middle of a little side street and had no intention of moving.

I'll tell you all about the crocodiles soon.

Back at the resort