Poking around Playa Grande

Today the monkeys decided to hang out in the tree directly across from Casa Playa Blanca. They woke us up complaining about the noise of a motorcycle as it rolled past. A good sized troop gathered to munch on leaves and bask in the cool morning weather. We took a few pictures then forded the stream, dodged some loose sheep and drove over to Avellanas for a morning surf.

Zoom in and there the rambunctious noise makers are

The monkeys were still there just as animated when we got back so we took a few more pictures then got ready to take a drive and have a look at Playa Grande to see what’s developed there during the past twenty years.

Be wary picking white plums

It was a mellow drive. The wind had thrashed the waves so the crowds were thin when we got there making for easy parking as most of Playa Grande is now fenced off by expensive houses with just a small beach access left for non-residents to get to the sand. This is a major turtle breeding area for Costa Rica. Today it was just a refuge for a crew of tourists learning to surf.

We didn’t hang around long. We rolled back up the road to Matos Surf Shop and bought a rash guard, big shady hat and t-shirts. PJ got tubed on the big wave out front then we fired up the Diesel engine and headed for home. I grilled some fish while PJ got in a little dog yoga.

3 thoughts on “Poking around Playa Grande

  1. Great pictures! Do the howlers really make that much noise? I missed my meetings yesterday due to feeling the effects of my 2nd. Pfizer shot the day before. Feeling fine today so I’ll be ready for KIS at 10:00. Loving the communications from you two. Stay well. Love, Meema

    Like

  2. Good morning my beautiful friends ❤️
    Wish I could come visit and leave Covid behind. I been riding the wave of Covid for four weeks now 👎 anyway love reading and seeing all the pictures!! Stay happy healthy and safe 😘

    Like

  3. Hi folks, I haven’t had a chance to read your blogs till now! What a lot going on with you both. Do you ever feel water logged??? The pictures are beautiful as usual. Miss you both. Love, Tutu

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s