We've been seeing so many incredible birds (Colombia has more bird species than any other country) and vintage cars (Colombia also seemingly has more vintage SUVs than any country) that I decided to (or succumbed to) start a couple Instagram feeds. Feel free to follow, if you're so inclined. Birds: Balakay @balakaysbirds Cars: Vanablog @workingvintages
This may be the most visited area in Costa Rica. Tried to find a stat to prove that, but failed. Sure felt like it, however. Leaky HoseDuring the epic rainstorm and on the disastrous road to Playa Santa Teresa, the van flexed enough to cause a pin on a steering rod to slice our radiator … Continue reading Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Whoa there Mother Nature. The RoadThe post-apocalyptic novel by Cormac McCarthy with the same title is one of my favorites. The road off the highway to Playa Santa Teresa could have been featured in — even inspired by — the novel. It was the worst road we traversed in Costa Rica. Topped by the worst … Continue reading Playa Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
One benefit of delaying our trip into Mexico by nearly two months, was that I (Blake) was able to take a couple weeks of sailing lessons and get my skipper's license through the Del Mar Marina on Camp Pendleton and the US Sailing Association. So now I can bareboat charter sailboats. We're hoping to charter … Continue reading Ahoy Balakay!
In case you've forgotten what we look like since we left a couple months ago....
Hope everyone has a safe and fruitful (well, candy-full) day.
Since we're consistently in and out of cell reception on this trip, and since all my music is in the cloud, I needed to download my top two hundred albums. Several folks asked to see the list, so here it is, alphabetically by artist and by major genre (in other words, not post-emo fusion dog … Continue reading Top 200 Albums