Thursday, March 27, 2008
Hola, chicas y chicos!!
We made it to paradise! Costa Rica is stellar; the people are super-friendly and the countryside is beautiful! Our villa is great, it's up on a hillside, overlooking the ocean... no air-conditioning of course, but there is an outside shower, and we even have our own little gekko! He's a bug catching machine if I've ever seen one! We got out into the surf on Tuesday - Todd had a bit of an epic, as the winds are mega-strong compared to anything he's flown in before... thought he lost his brand new board on it's maiden voyage!! Lucky for us, the surf is strong and we spotted the board near shore a few hours and a few trips up and down the beach later. Wednesday, the winds continued and we spent the day at Playa Copal with the whole kitesurfing group. I cooked myself slightly, so today I'm mostly staying out of the intense sun... The winds and waves are a bit intimidating for me, so I'm waiting for a less breezy day to make my water debut... Overall, the place is great! It is fairly remote however, so I'm not sure how much I'll be able to post. The trip into the nearest town is a dusty, kidney-jarring experience, and we have everything we need at the hostel. Hope all is well in the land of snow and cold weather!! Cheers.