December 2006


DSC04267 DSC04270 DSC04269

To Bird Island



DSC04271 DSC04273 DSC04272




 DSC04277  DSC04281 DSC04282








DSC04287 DSC04289 DSC04288




DSC04290 DSC04291 DSC04292




 DSC04297 DSC04296 DSC04300




DSC04301 DSC04303 DSC04305




 DSC04310 DSC04307 DSC04308

Look - boobies!

Costa Rica hosts the Brown Booby (not as famous as the Blue-Footed booby)


 DSC04312 DSC04309 DSC04311




 DSC04315  DSC04323  DSC04319








DSC04329 DSC04330 DSC04331





This mangrove forest was on the coast, and filled with snapping, popping crabs.

We could hear them everywhere, like firecrackers, as we paddled along the still water.



DSC04334 DSC04332  DSC04336




 DSC04337  DSC04338 DSC04339


Stopped for a leisurely lunch, ate fresh star fruit and lazed in a hammock.



 DSC04347  DSC04342 DSC04343




 DSC04344  DSC04350  DSC04351




 DSC04354  DSC04352  DSC04356




 DSC04360  DSC04357 DSC04362

On the return, we stopped for fresh coconut/milk, and ate aphrodisiac barnacles.



 DSC04363  DSC04364  DSC04365




 DSC04369  DSC04373 DSC04370




 DSC04374 DSC04379  DSC04377








 DSC04385 DSC04384 DSC04390




DSC04395 DSC04393 DSC04397









 DSC04405 DSC04404  DSC04406




 DSC04409  DSC04408  DSC04407




DSC04410  DSC04413  DSC04414





This rock is on my desk now.



DSC04416  DSC04419 DSC04417




 DSC04424  DSC04426 DSC04425




 DSC04427  DSC04429 DSC04428




 DSC04431 DSC04437 DSC04436




 DSC04441 DSC04439 DSC04440




 DSC04443  DSC04446  DSC04447





How did they do it?



 DSC04455  DSC04449  DSC04457




 DSC04460  DSC04463  DSC04459








DSC04481 DSC04482 DSC04476




 DSC04483  DSC04485  DSC04493








DSC04497 DSC04496 DSC04498


Best. Vacation. Ever.