Peace Corps has its perks--last weekend I camped on the beach and spent a day in Manuel Antonio park, the most visited in Costa Rica.
After setting up the tent I went swimming. Lots of fun! Next time I'll remember to take off my glasses first, although being blind for a day and a half wasn't as bad as I feared.
Can you spot the sloth near my tent? Hint: it's a grey blob. Looks about the same with and without glasses.
The beach cleaned up well. Here's 5:30 in the morning, after 10 hours of rain (somehow we still managed to cook on a campfire):
Then, the park! More beaches:
Crafty little forest crabs:
And endless monkey business. Did you know monkeys eat doritos?
I took a quick nap before getting on the bus. 10 hilly miles carrying everything on my back, chafed feet from my sandals, soaked in sweat, sore from sleepin on packed sand, borrowing a friend's glasses... what an adventure!