Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Casa Quiet


Do you remember Casa Construction? It had breath taking mountain views. Plus, a wee bit of noise. Well, we moved into Canto del Mar after leaving Casa Construction last Winter. We managed to find a bed off the dusty streets, an affordable place and another great view!  Not quite so great. But good. Really good. There was some road noise.  But compared to the bulldozers, gravel trucks, hammers and saws reeking havoc from dusk till dawn at Casa Construction, let's just say it was a wild improvement.  At casa construction, you could pass a cup of sugar through the palm trees to the gravel truck driver. Or a cerveza if he asked for one.  I think I even saw a monkey waving a white flag with a bandanna filled with bananas on a stick. He was swinging as fast as he could down the mountain.






Pipas Frias. A fresh, chilled coconut opened with a small machete and served with a smile and a straw.

We were in Costa Rica for a long time this year.  But we were still tourists after all.  And nothing is so refreshing after a hot day on the beach than Pipas Frias.





When we got home in the afternoon, we sometimes had nude sunbathers on our deck. 



We just asked if he wanted a drink. "Gracias," he replied.  Or was that me.



We got to walk on a new Dominical beach. Our favorite restaurant just happened to be perched on a rock ledge at the end.  Paraiso Lodge.





When this boat brought in the day's catch, we witnessed a girl fight at the far corner of the beach.  The men had all they could do to break it up. I don't know what the problem was, but I doubt it had anything to do with Mahi. Man-he maybe.



The vultures eagerly awaited some scraps. Or my toe.



We're up there somewhere.



At low tide there were little pools to cool your toes in.



And at night there were amazing sunsets.

 I love this photo.  And I loved the tourist friendly and quiet Canto del Mar. 

Did you eat your leftovers? They're getting re-heated and served over at The Chorus of the Crows 



21 comments:

Creations By Mit said...

LOL!!! Love the part about the naked sunbathers and "or that was me!" Beautiful photos, as always! I particularly LOVE the 2 with the boat!

DJan said...

Wow, Sharon, these pictures are wonderful. You've found a place that is serene and wonderful, finally it seems. And I too love that last picture. :-)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Hi, Sharon, it has been a while! I saw your comment on a cat blog--Cat Chat with Caren and Cody--and hopped over here. You photos are just breathtaking, and I love the way you travel--immersing yourself in the place.

I just started a new blog called Following Cats. If you'd like to come over, it's at www.followingcats.com.

Natasha Hill said...

Stunning photos and I love those beach shots, the views from the house are breathtaking! - Tasha

Elizabeth Edwards said...

my fave is the sand dollar, so cool!! love your nail polish. ( :
i love the lizard, i can only imagine open your deck door to see one of those, way cool. now that would be fun times for me. awesome!!

Marie C said...

Such an incredible vacation! Wow! Happy you found a more quiet place. I just love the photos. Great lizard shots. How relaxing and peaceful it must be there! Not to mention beautiful!

I'm behind right now with some things...will get over to The Chorus of Crows soon. Just had a very busy week and now I'm dragging!

Christina Morley said...

I've had a lot of fun visiting your blog! Actually, I checked out a couple of your posts and then hopped over to your other sites as well. So much to see and you are extremely creative with a good dose of humor. I'm visiting from Photo Friday. My weekend linky:
http://abooksandmore.blogspot.co.za/2016/02/the-super-bowl-and-human-trafficking.html

Pat Tillett said...

A gorgeous area and gorgeous photographs of it. Great post!
Those sunbathers better be careful, they are going to get leathery skin!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I absolutely LOVE to watch shrimp boats!! They're amazing...as are the shrimpers.

That sunset is great, the drink looks mighty frosty and the lizard is HUGE!!!

June Caedmon said...

Lovely captures, Sharon! I'm so glad you found a quiet-er place to rest and enJOY you time in Costa Rico. Love the sunbathers :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

So jealous!

P.S. I'm stealin' "a monkey waving a white flag with a bandanna filled with bananas on a stick"
~

Anni said...

Sharon, thanks for adding this post link to I'd Rather B Birdin' this week....as I previously stated above, the images are super.

ps...forgot earlier to mention the blue toenails....cute!!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, wonderful photos from Costa Rica! The coconut drinks look delicious. I love the iguana? Cool visitor. The shot of the boat with the vulture is really cool. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

bettyl-NZ said...

It looks like a fabulous place with some great sights to see!

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the last capture! The beach looks wonderful and I like your sunbathers.

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) It looks like you have found the perfect place to relax in beautiful surroundings. Every photo is wonderful,and I especially like the fishing boat, Vultures, Iguana, and the pretty shell near your toes!:)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh what a wild life you live -- my kind of wild I must say. Beautiful. New Hotel was definitely an improvement. In fact, it sounds like it was perfection.

Kristiina said...

A wonderful collection of photos you have publiched. And that lizzard is cute in all it's ugliness.

R. Täysin arkista

DeniseinVA said...

What a great series of photos, thoroughly enjoyed :)

NC Sue said...

Great photos - and I am glad the vultures didn't eat your toe!
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Our Seaside Baby said...

Stunning photos and scenery. I'm very jealous living in the cold here in the UK looking at your beautiful shots :) Would love you to link up to my new travel/photo link #MyFavouriteTrip Thanks, Polly