Off to the Laguna Arenal today for Scott’s inaugural kayak-sail attempt – a success! Of course, we assembled the homemade bamboo sailboat on a number of small fire-ant nests, only to have series of stinging sensations telling us we were stepping on their homes. Those tiny little buggers can bite! While Scott tested the waters, the rest of us made our way along the shore scoping out tropical groves for bright Costa Rican birds of all shapes, sizes, and fashions – binoculars in hand. A number of egrets graced our voyage, along with birds of yellow bellows here and red wing-tips there. The sky: clear and blue; temperature: about 20 with a nice breeze.
We made our way over to our friends’ house with a few acres of land. Iguanas scampering, monkey’s howling, bananas ripening, flowers basking, and bugs biting. Everything thrives here. Plants upon plants grow in coexisting networks of tropical fusion.