We’re back? A month has gone by? Our Costa Rica destination had neither internet connection nor cell phone reception. Hence the ‘pile’s “blackout”. It’s time to turn back the time machine to report on where we were! In our last post, we were halfway there, over brilliant waters, studded with islets. And with not-so-islets, like this….
Then, in the distance, coastline appears.
We are flying over the Miskito (also written Mosquito) Coast.
Below we see a river delta…
Along the coast we go.
Along comes another river mouth.
A beautiful sight, where white breakers, river outflow, shoals, and swell all meet.
And another mouth.
We fly on, and eventually turn inland.
Before we reach San José, there is one more river below, the Sixaola…which marks part of the boundary between Costa Rica and Panama.
Soon the clouds will thicken.
We cross the mountains, and turn for the approach to SJO.
The metal roofing of tightly clustered settlement appears…
As does a tantalizing glimpse of agricultural land splashed with the orange color of poró trees in bloom.
The blur of debarkation, customs, car rental, rush hour traffic, and hotel arrival ensue.
We won’t be “here” long.
We gotta get out of this place.
And we will.