Swimming with crocdiles...


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February 19th 2011
Published: February 22nd 2011
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Saturday


I've been able to swim at least once a day now....swimming in warm salt water is one the best things ever....No one else seems to swim..they wade or paddle a bit in the edge. The water gradually deepens...it isn't over my head until I am 50 feet out....

Besides general relaxing, we've been playing cards, and trying new restaurants...and today we took a boat trip. It was the classic "see some birds, look for dolphins, see some more birds, go to a well worn local attraction". There was a bit of a surprise at the local attraction, at least....see the photos! We shared the boat with a couple from Chicago and a very well-traveled family from Denmark.

Monday

Not much else to report...just more beautiful beach views, swimming, eating...

Right now, we're sitting in the beach chairs under a palm tree in the late afternoon, drinking cold Negra Modelos (beer) and reading (or writing)and people watching. White, puffy clouds obscure the sun from time to time....birds fish out in front of us...the breeze keeps it from getting too hot. One more day and then back to snow and rain....


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Camille and Max, our neighborsCamille and Max, our neighbors
Camille and Max, our neighbors

They've returned to Dallas, where Camille (French) teaches and Max runs a catering business. Great couple who travel like we do! We've both stayed in the same place in Puerto Viejo Costa Rico!
Street performerStreet performer
Street performer

A dance troupe was performing when this little Belgian kid who had become enarmoured of fire twirlers he saw at a circus started to twirl a stick. He quickly assembled a large audience of young local boys...one even got a chair from a nearby restaurant!
Towel arrangementTowel arrangement
Towel arrangement

Done by the young man who cleans our room daily
DolphinsDolphins
Dolphins

We drifted in school for about 20 minutes...they were eating sardines....
Crocodile!Crocodile!
Crocodile!

Sleeping by the cenote...Bill was swimming about 30 feet away...
Our own private geckoOur own private gecko
Our own private gecko

Get the mosquitos, boy!


23rd February 2011
Bill swimming about 20 feet away from the croc

Wow Bill, you are brave!!
23rd February 2011

If I were you I would stay down there a bit longer!
We are about to get really hammered by some unusually for late Feb. weather. The next couple of days promise to be quite intense weather-wise! The latest is at Cliff's blog: http://cliffmass.blogspot.com/
23rd February 2011

If I were you I would stay down there a bit longer!
We are about to get really hammered by some unusually for late Feb. weather. The next couple of days promise to be quite intense weather-wise! The latest is at Cliff's blog: http://cliffmass.blogspot.com/

Tot: 3.182s; Tpl: 0.016s; cc: 30; qc: 122; dbt: 0.0376s; 3; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 1; ; mem: 1.5mb