Tamarindo...the beach disconnect
Trip Start Nov 29, 2006
6Trip End Dec 09, 2006
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On our second day in Tamarindo, the clouds finally broke & the tropic sun spilled through
Monday morning we left Tamarindo in a rental car, and began our drive south towards Nosara beach. As soon as I sat behind the wheel, my vacation began. I felt liberated to be headed out under the power of our own desire. Granted, we chose all the places we'd visited so far, there's something about going from tourist stop to tourist stop with other tourists that makes you feel like a head of cattle. (Hence the appeal of motorcycle travel) We headed south through the nourished green hills listening to the Zepplin CD that came with car, and enjoying the world as it rolled by us. We stopped for lunch at a roadside restaurant and encountered our first group of friendly strangers. We chatted it up with a lawmaker from Connecticut who was on a month-long holiday after the recent elections. We also talked to a Portugese lawyer & her husband. It struck me as funny that here we were, two lawyers & the sons of two lawyers having lunch thousands of miles from our respective homes. That's the beauty of travel.
We continued our journey over rutted roads, top speed of about 30 mph over the course of two hours. It was an exhausting journey, but we knew that an enchanted forest lay just beyond the next bend in the road.