this is a picture-heavy post, but the photos recapture our wonderful costa rica vacation far better than i could!
|playa guiones was good to us!|
|heath & brandon evaluating high tide.|
|low tide was great for playing in the water |
without getting pummeled.
|overall, the bay was pretty open, with a sandy floor. |
just to the north there was a rocky point that created cool breaks.
|welcome shade on an otherwise exposed & sunny beach.|
|brandon was relentless with surfing morning, noon, & night.|
|i convinced him to pack it in & take me to dinner though.|
|this was day three & my tan was progressing quickly!|
|heath, emily, me, brandon enjoying a delicious fresh fish meal.|
|emily & i. |
i stood downhill to compensate for our 8" height difference.
|gotta get out past the first waves to catch one.|
|unfortunately i struggled to stand up on the board |
as easily as everyone else in our group.
although i have successfully surfed before,
i have to relearn every time.
as you can tell by my face here, i was a little frustrated.
|this happened a lot. |
glad brandon captured it, but it is too bad he didn't capture when i did stand.
|i decided that trying to surf was cramping my goal of relaxation.|
so after a couple of days of surfing, i let it go & opted to play in the water,
explore the tide pools, & enjoy the scenery.
far more suited to my vacation needs.
|brandon loved every second he had on the water though.|
|here he is looking like an endless summer promo.|
|oh brandon, why must you immediately be good at every athletic task you ever try?|
|i think i need to show this picture to the folks that say we look like brother & sister.|
|gorgeous flowers everywhere.|
|this was the road through our part of "town."|
|a sandy sunset picture.|
|the breathtaking sunset was competing with the excruciating sandflies.|
|our stay at kaya sol was fantastic. we would definitely go back!|
|this was our last day in playa guiones & the humidity was pretty intense.|
brandon needed a bit of space to keep himself sane.
|on our drive from guiones to samara, we had a little river to ford.|
|the palm-lined beaches of samara.|
|another fantastic sunset|