Out of My Comfort Zone

Out of My Comfort Zone

The Osa Peninsula in southwestern Costa Rica is said to be the most biodiverse place on the planet.  It has held onto this esteemed title because it has been remote and difficult to access since time immemorial.  Last week proved no different.  The final leg of our...
Habitat and Inhabitants – Isla Damas: Part 2

Habitat and Inhabitants – Isla Damas: Part 2

  The next morning we awoke and retraced our steps back across the river, the boatmen ferrying us from the tranquility and solitude of Isla Damas and into the fray that is the town of Quepos as we journeyed toward Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio.   Manuel...
Salvation Via Isolation – Isla Damas:  Part 1

Salvation Via Isolation – Isla Damas: Part 1

After showing us the bedrooms and giving us the WiFi password, Allison the owner mentioned casually that a crocodile lived in the pond in the backyard, and that we might get a glimpse if we were lucky, especially if we went out at night.  Then more talk about where to...
Guest Post:  Tales from a Visiting Abuelo

Guest Post: Tales from a Visiting Abuelo

Thoughts held a few hours ago, elude me more often than I would care to admit, but there is one memory from fifty years ago that still lives as clear as ever.  It is of the azure water of the Caribbean Sea breaking over a black pebble beach, a...
Crawling With Life

Crawling With Life

“Katie, go back in the bedroom and shut the door.” These were my ill chosen words, a futile attempt to shield Katie from the serpent filled reality that we had just entered.  It’s not that I was necessarily scared of the snake that I was watching crawl through...