The last couple of months have been quiet here on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. I have mentioned this before and it still bears out to be true. This type of travel is just living. It is not daily or even weekly wild adventures into the unknown. It is daily activities that allow one to understand, just a little bit, what it is like to live in an area full time. That does not mean it has been without it’s trials, but that is all part of the adventure.
I am writing this post as we look back on 4 months in this beautiful location. I am sad that we are leaving, yet I’m super excited about the next step in our lives. But, one thing at a time.
Playa Matapalo, Costa Rica has turned out to be more than we ever could have dreamed of. The locals as well as the expat community have been welcoming and incredibly helpful. One of the serendipities of spending extended time in a community is the opportunity to get to know the locals. Between mending fences, repairing gas regulators (that one would make my firefighting friend shudder), yard work, and of course looking after Omber we have kept ourselves reasonably busy. We would not have been able to handle a lot of these issues without the advice and assistance of the good friends we have made here.
The proliferation of wildlife left us speechless. We saw more wildlife wander through our yard every day than we would see most weekends camping in the wilderness at home. At times it was truly difficult to comprehend.
I am truly sad about leaving Costa Rica. It is an amazing country with a depth of diversity that is inconsistant with its size. So with a heavy heart I say, hasta luego Costa Rica