Playas de Coco

Trip Start Sep 17, 2010
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Trip End Oct 03, 2010


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Coco's Sunset

Flag of Costa Rica  , Province of Guanacaste,
Monday, September 20, 2010

Never went far from home today.  Completed first blog entries this morning, errands, wandered around Playas de Coco.  The internet situation, by the way, is that I have no wireless access from my room.  The office is a few blocks away from the condominium buildings and I have to go there to get access. 

I learned why the town is called Playas de Coco – the sand here is the color of a coconut husk.  It's interesting but looks kind of like dirt (it isn’t… it’s all sand… no dirt in it) and when the waves have sand in them the water looks dirty.  It’s just the color of the sand, but it looks dirty.

While wandering through the town, which is small and quiet but very tourist-oriented, I went into a local dive shop.  I’d brought my old SCUBA instructor certification card with me, thinking I might try diving Costa Rica, and I explained to them that I used to teach but haven’t been diving in about a century.  They accepted my certification, even though it was from the dark ages, but wanted to check me out in a pool with some very basic skill tests.  So tomorrow morning the alarm gets set for 5:30 am so I can get to the shop for a skills test before we leave for some local diving.
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