A few weeks ago I completed my scuba diving course and am now certified to go down to 12m/40ft with a divemaster. When you first go underwater it’s a little nerve wracking, but after you open your eyes and take your first breaths it is incredible. It is a whole new world underwater and there are few ways to discover this underwater world. By MD
Moving to Costa Rica we did not know if we would get to celebrate Halloween this year. Most places here have a Day of the Dead celebration not Halloween. We were lucky enough to get to do both.
Our community decided to have a trick or treating night for the kids for the first time ever. Some people decorated their golf carts and other people dressed up and just stood on the street and some businesses handled out candy too.
At school we made an altar to honor our family that have passed away. We decorated pictures frames and put a a message about them with the picture.
Yesterday we took a ride to Ostional to see the Arribadas or the arrival of the great numbers of Mama turtles coming to lay their the eggs on shore. It was a two hour drive but it was worth it. When we hit the beach and looked we saw thousands ( it looked like thousands anyhow) of turtles. We had to walk carefully and not walk in front of the turtles so they would not turn back. We saw them coming in from the ocean and laying their eggs and then going back out into the waves. It was really awesome to see!
The humpback whales have come to Guanacaste and we are lucky enough to see them from our deck. Today we saw whales when we were swimming at the beach.🐋🐳🐋🐳 and they shot straight up out of the water !! I wish we had our camera for that , it was awesome . We took some pictures from our deck of them by the boats, we are hoping to go on a boat to see them up close .
Today after school we got to take a scuba lesson ! It was reeeaaallly great !!! We learned hand signs for turtles , sting rays , ok, not good .. because you can’t talk under water. It is really quiet under water , all you hear is people inflating or deflating their vests and blowing bubbles. We want to go to the ocean but you have to be over 10 so only M gets to go for now. And sadly B did not get to go at all as he is not 8 yet:(.
Hello Everyone!! We hope you are having a great summer off school. We are still in school here so have been pretty busy but will try to catch up on our writing now. Starting with our latest adventure, Surfing!!
We went to Tamarindo to learn to surf. We took a lesson in the morning and then we kept surfing all day because it was so much fun. We want to go some more!
We took a big adventure down the very south end of Costa Rica. At our first rest stop we seen Toucans and Macaws in the trees. They are really cool.
We stopped at the Tarcoles River to see all the crocodiles sunning themselves under the bridge , they were Huge!!
Along the way we stopped to see some really nice lookouts at the ocean , the waves are much bigger along the coast line then where we live.
We then arrived at Uvita for our first night. We visited some nice beaches , we played by a cave and swam in some big waves.
Our next destination was an Eco Lodge beside the Corcovado National Park. We saw a Scorpion as big as D’s hand , it was right beside his foot ! Too fast for a picture though. We went hiking on many trails , we got to see squirrel monkeys, they were really adorable. We hoped to see sloths but they were all hiding.
Then we went on a chocolate tour , we seen lots of different kinds of fruit first. Then we learned how chocolate was made from growing the fruit to drying it out and grinding it up. At the end we got to taste it !!
At our last stop we stayed by a bunch of waterfalls. We went hiking to see them and saw an army frog and lots of tadpoles.