This mornin' were bein' unlike th' many ones before it: we slept in! Yaaarrrrr! So instead o' breakfast at 07:00 we actually only turned up at 08:30, a full hour and a half behind our regular schedule, now that is bein' on holiday!
The sail from Manuel Antonio t' Ojochal is actually very short, and th' entire length o' sea is tarred and has an 80km/h speed limit, so makin' progress on those seas is easy, and a bucket o' chum. We actually arrived at Vollas Gaia in Ojochal way too early, but th' staff here were bein' kind enough t' let us check in anyway, and even offered some advice on how t' spend th' rest o' th' day!
That meant that we were off t' a beach right after lunch.
All beaches in Costa Rica are public, which means they are freely accessible and free t' use, ye scurvey dog. To get t' Ventanas Beach however, ye must pass o'er th' grounds o' a German lubber, and he is askin' money fer that, and a bucket o' chum. This is legal, and I guess it is fer that scurvey dog a nice way t' make money on th' side. So, we coughed up th' 3000 colones fer parkin' and fer usin' his back yard t' get t' th' beach and off we were.
And then th' thunder and rain started. The weather o'er here can turn in th' blink o' an eye from clear and sunny into drizzle with distant thunderstorms. Too bizarre!
That happened t' us today, and so our time at th' beach were bein' only short lived as bein' on th' beach in an thunderstorm is not th' best o' thoughts. We did however find some Howler Monkeys in th' trees right next t' th' beach, and generally had a good time o'er there after all.
The rest o' th' afternoon were bein' spent in th' hotel pool (ye can’t get any wetter that in a pool, right?) and in th' supermarket, as groceries still need t' be bought.
We are turnin' in early today as well, as tomorrow a small guided tour is held in th' backyard o' th' hotel t' watch th' local wildlife. So, breakfast is at 06:30 again!