Tiffany and I woke up early to go for a run. The tide was too high to run on the beach, so we ran along the dirt road into town. My training watch indicated that we live just over a mile from town. It was hot and humid at about 8:00. I got sick at about 1.5 miles and we had to walk the rest of the way.
A cold shower and breakfast of fresh fruit and toast got me back on track for the day. We all headed to the beach after breakfast. The rainy season is definitely the time to visit Costa Rica. We were the only people on the beach!
I am amazed by how colorful everything is! The beach is black in parts from the volcanic ashes, which mixes with the light sand to make zebra-like stripes in parts. The seashells are awesome – many of them are bright purple and/or bright orange, and some are green or bright yellow. All of the trees and bushes are covered in flowers of every color and yellow butterflies.
There are bright green lizards all over the place, and big green and orange iguanas that nod at each other.
We have also seen bright yellow birds. And the sunsets are absolutely amazing!
We had a late lunch in town– I had casado con pescado (the traditional plate with fish).
After lunch we went to the market and got more fresh vegetables, fruit and pasta for dinner. Tamarindo is named after a delicious local fruit that is a cross between a lime and an orange. We watched the sunset from our beach. The sun goes down at about 6:00, and then it is completely dark. I am still feeling dehydrated so I went to bed early. No rain today :)