Monday, January 21, 2019

Costa Rica: Tres


We found some coin on Whale's Tail Beach... 



...and bought pipas frias on Ventenas Beach.





Little big rigs on Dominical Beach



Big beaked bird beauty shot. 

We learned a lot about toucans, staying in the hills over Dominical: they like to fly down hill because of their gigantic snouts; they sit on a branch and scan their domain, slowly, almost like an owl; they make an echoing, melancholy cry. You hear it everywhere. 


Pacific Edges.

Heavenly view.




Fire on Dominical beach! But no need for rescue.

We haven't set sail yet...

Uno, dos, tres highlights in Dominical: 

1) Recognizing the sad mewl of a wild toucan and listening to the undulating chorus of cicadas. 

 2) Eating my favorite pizza and sipping stiff drinks at Jolly Rodger. A lofty, open air bar in the hills over Dominical. Watch out when you leave your seat, a local cat might steal your place. 

3) Meeting a Praying Leaf Mantis in the middle of the night.  

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14 comments:

Linda Hensley said...

I never thought about toucans making noises. Learn new things every day! Enjoy sunshine. I'm living a blizzard in Ohio. Beautiful shots!

DJan said...

Wonderful pictures, as always. And I LOVE that enormous beak! :-)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Awesome, now I want to go there just to listen to the toucans.

Jeanna said...

I hesitated to link up cuz my travels stay closer to home in this insane weather which is one more reason your photos make me smile (at least on the inside). I did almost get lost taking a route I never traveled before and then went back to a childhood stomping ground if that counts enough to link up.
I had to look up pipas frias and yeah, I love coconut and always struggled to open them so I'd be all over that. Looks like someone got to it already (;
I wonder if the sound of the toucan ever gets on anyone's nerves, it sounds pretty cool to me and I bet their prey appreciate it too.

Angie said...

Sharon - what a precious little sand dollar! But the toucan takes the cake. I just can't quite wrap my head around toucans just hanging out in the neighborhood … having only seen them in zoos!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I enjoyed your post a lot. Thanks for the smiles and chuckles.

Lady Fi said...

Wow - fabulous!

Rhodesia said...

Thanks for sharing, wonderful photos. Diane

Peabea Scribbles said...

Oh to be where your lovely photos are during this frigid winter. Lovely.

betty-NZ said...

What fun pics from the beach! The other scenery is pretty incredible, too! Thanks for linking up at My Corner of the World!

Stanley Hattman said...

Superb, fiery sky and water!!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

What an adventure! Love the shot of the toucan and the playful shadow shots! Have a great weekend.

KB said...

Unusual looking coin. Nice find

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