Saturday, June 22, 2013

Bird's Eye View

When Lisle was in Ojochal in May, he decided to take an Ultra-Light flight.  They take off from a strip just south of Uvita and go wherever you want them to. He asked them to fly over the house.

Beside spectacular views of the coastline and beaches, this is our house from above.

And the whole neighborhood

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Golden Gate Bridge

Well the things at either end are painted yellow!

Yes, We have a bridge!!!

Gone is the rustic charm of driving through the river - no more can I see the shocked look on people's faces when I say, "you go off to the right and down through the river".

I must say it was part of normal life in Costa Rica - the challenges, the lack of infrastructure, the making due - - we have only experienced it for short periods, not like our friends who have been here full time for almost 5 years!  A whole lot has changed - things that make life easier - more like North America - good in one respect, but sad in another.

Well, no more worrying about being able to get home when the sky suddenly goes dark and the rain comes down in buckets!

It is a nice bridge.

And there can be no doubt who paid for it!

Some photos of construction.

Strange Things - Part 2

Photo taken from the neighbours place looking over the Pacific


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Strange Things

Some things are just too freaky - makes you wonder if the end really is near!

Costa Rica gets rain - lots of it - - where our house is we get about 20 feet of rain a year (compared to Toronto which gets less than 3 feet of precipitation).  And storms can be harsh, torrential.

But this week there were two tornadoes outside San Jose - one on Tuesday and one on Thursday - unheard of!

Then, our friends sent these photos - two snakes seeking a nest of birds just above the house - CREEPY.