Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Beautiful Baru


Mornings are magic at Baru.  Hacienda Baru is located just outside the surfer town of Dominical, Costa Rica.  And it is one of my all time favorite beach walks. I hear a lot of people reminisce about white sand beaches.  They are the type that usually go to Sandals, sip sweaty umbrella drinks and barely explore the outer reaches of their beach towel. They have their priorities screwed up!  I think a perfect beach has a firm walking surface, warm water and miles of unexplored sand snaking as far as the eye can see.  Sand color is completely optional.  I've even walked on green sand beaches!  




The pelicans were skimming the surface. They only care that the water is blue.



You won't see any celebrities.  But you will see stars.



Sand dollars are the only currency you'll need.  There's nothing to buy at Baru beach.



You can drift aimlessly...


Drift wood collects near the mouth of the Baru River.  It is the only beach chairs you'll find here.




There are no hotels either.  It's just you and the view.  Oh, and the sand is brown.

Meanwhile, I went to Panama! Be sure to hop over to www.thechorusofthecrows.blogspot.com for a new post about Panama City and how this exciting location impacted my writing.



26 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

these are gorgeous photographs and I love your narative that goes along with it. I am going to Costa Rica this Thursday and really looking forward to it.

Neil said...

What a great place to be.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous beach and I love the Pelicans, Sand Dollar and the sea star. Great post. Enjoy your day!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

There can't be anything more beautiful than a beach!!!
And your wave following pelican photos are magical!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful series of photos! I love the waves and the sand dollar.

DJan said...

Such fabulous pictures, but I expect nothing less from you, Sharon. And now I'm off to the Chorus for a treat. :-)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Your pictures are perfection. How I would love to smell some salty sea now!

Gayle atMuldoon said...

Your photos state your case well. Great capture of the waves.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh that is SO my kind of beach Sharon! You mentioned soon being in Florida. I wish I could say I will soon be in Costa Rica. It is at the top of my wishlist. Love your pictures.

Beth Edwards, friends call me "E." said...

i have not seen a sand dollar in whole form in a long long time. that is amazing!! gorgeous birdies. ( :

Marie C said...

What a clever presentation of your beautiful beach shots! I am partial to white sand beaches but only because we lived on the FL panhandle for several years, and Destin particularly, was amazing (no hotels there either!) When we moved to Virginia on the coast and took our daughter to Virginia Beach for the first time, she'd never seen anything but white sand and her response was "The sand is BROWN!" It was pretty funny. But you're right...what matters is the beauty and the serenity! The natural stars and driftwood. The gorgeous blue water! Loved the pelicans! All of your photos were just wonderful.

Caren Gittleman said...

oh my you are in paradise!! catchatwithcarenandcody

Stephanie said...

Lovely series of images!

Stewart M said...

What a great set of pictures - one more place added to the 'visit list'.

I think 'plover in the clover' may work for you, but my accent turns the word into one spelt with a 'u' - i.e. pluver

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

PS: The first of my 'wordy posts' about Lord Howe Island has just gone up on my other blog if you have ten minutes to spare! SM

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

What a beautiful beach! Those pelican photos are so nice. Thanks for sharing this little spot!

Linda Hensley said...

Awesome. I wish I were there! I can smell the air and hear the birds through your photos :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello Sharon, I love the beach and the pelicans. Great post.
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Captured By Jade said...

All such beautiful pictures - look at that beautiful sea! I love the pictures of driftwood. Green sand - where did you encounter that?!

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Anni said...

Thanks so much Sharon for stopping by and adding your post url to the linking tool this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

Christian Weiß said...

Wonderful photos.

edenhills said...

Absolutely beautiful images! Now you have me wanting to go on a vacation.

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) What a lovely beach,.. the kind I would love to explore, and watch the sea birds and sand creatures. I enjoyed your photos and captions very much.:)

Hilary said...

Wow.. it looks wonderful. And I just love the starfish and sand dollar.

NC Sue said...

Beautiful photos!
Thank you for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/02/abstractions.html

Kristiina said...

What a beautiful place you have found. And very wonderful photos.

R. Täysin arkista

Pat Tillett said...

So beautiful! (both scenery and photos).
Thanks for the photo tour!