South of Dominical


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 thcoconutpalme 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.coconut 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.

Author: talks2trees

I'm a recent writer and retired teacher. Married for more than half my life to Ariana I am content now to travel with her to warm places while snow swirls around our home in upstate NY where we live two houses away from my son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren. Our daughter lives just a block away so our decision to travel is not without a consequence. However we have taken very few vacations in our married life so this journey, that starts in Costa Rica, is very new.

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