BOS to SJO, The Miskito Coast. Costa Rica 2020

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….

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Where is this? I don’t know.

Then, in the distance, coastline appears.

We are flying over the Miskito (also written Mosquito) Coast.

Below we see a river delta…

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Rio Coco delta.

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Rio Coco delta

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google map of Rio Coco, the boundary between Honduras and Nicaragua.

Along the coast we go.

Along comes another river mouth.

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Mouth of the Rio Wawa

A beautiful sight, where white breakers, river outflow, shoals, and swell all meet.

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Mouth of the Rio Wawa, and the town of Wawa.

Another mouth…

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The Rio Layasika, emptying into the Laguna Wounta.

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Mouth of the Rio Layasika, and the town of Wounta.

And another mouth.

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The Rio Grande de Matgalpa. At its mouth is Barra.

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.

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Rio Sixaola.

Soon the clouds will thicken.

We cross the mountains, and turn for the approach to SJO.

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Approaching the airport.

The metal roofing of tightly clustered settlement appears…

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As does a tantalizing glimpse of agricultural land splashed with the orange color of poró trees in bloom.

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The blur of debarkation, customs, car rental, rush hour traffic, and hotel arrival ensue.

Then suddenly….

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We won’t be “here” long.

We gotta get out of this place.

And we will.

Tomorrow morning………

 

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