This past Sunday our friends Lynn and Todd (the ones with a retreat center) drove us to the beach on the Pacific side south of Dominical.
We parked the car in the shade near a restaurant that was away from the road. I helped carry the boogie boards out to a shady area underneath, but not directly underneath (for obvious reasons) some coconut palms.
By 9 AM it was quite warm…at least in the 80’s and humid. The dry sand on the way to beach was already too hot to bear without sandals.
I don’t know why I was expecting the ocean water to be slightly cool but it was like bath water near the surface. The waves were mostly gentle but, every once in a while they would sneak up and wallop you. I waded out a short distance with my boogie board safely strapped to my wrist and timed my leap on the board with the top of the waves coming in. I had a few long rides to shore. Nothing of the sort was captured on video of course. This clip just shows me (on the right) heading out to a wave.
The last time I was on a boogie board was when I was in high school on a field trip to the Gulf of Mexico. We had a relaxing meal afterwards of red snapper barbecued in banana leaves.
This is a photo on the beach of a little wanna be coconut palm.