Our journey to Costa Rica started with a short flight from Kelowna, B.C. to Seattle Washington, we caught a majestic view of the wind brushing the snow off of Mount Baker – very awesome sight to see from the air. Some retail therapy in Seattle and a short flight to Los Angeles was all we would travel the first day. After a brief sleep in Los Angeles we were fortunate to take the earlier shuttle to the airport as an accident on the freeway delayed us to the point where we considered walking off the freeway to catch an alternate ride to the airport. A pleasant flight to Liberia saw us meeting up with my college friend Pierre Tournageau and his wife Mary-Ann whom I was living with before I moved from Alberta to British Columbia in 1986. We had gotten together a few times after 1986 but haven’t seen them for close to 25 years! We have a lot of catching up to do!!
Pierre and Mary-Ann’s back yard. Home base for January! Awesome setting, reading by the pool and listening to the birds and the odd monkey. A dip in the pool with a cool beverage was also a great way to spend an afternoon!
Cabuyal Beach. A secluded beach where we spent the day fishing and relaxing! Pierre has a knot book in his left hand just so we make sure we could tie the correct knots for fishing. Casting from shore for a few hours was great fun. Pierre got two hits but that is all we would get. The locals (Tico’s) also had no luck so we didn’t feel too bad. The water was a lot colder than we expected too, so pretty sure that had a lot to do with it. We learned today (January 11th) that the national parks were closed the day we went fishing and today due to a cold front. They are scheduled to re-open today.