Monthly Archives: June 2019

Day 14 – Last day on El Camino de Costa Rica

Last night we celebrated the finish of our camino a day early. Wine, cheese and fresh crackers flowed freely. At around 5:30 in the evening two women showed up to cook for us. Conchita hired them to cook us a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Day 13 – El Camino de Costa Rica

Town emergency. The road somewhere up ahead experienced a landslide and is now impassable. The men folk are all in the fields and not able to assist in human road clearing. The stinky hikers just got enlisted to save the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Day 12 of 14 – El Camino de Costa Rica

It’s now 3:30 p.m. on a Wednesday and according to my Apple Watch we just walked almost twelve miles, a measly 23,000 steps. We also climbed 62 flights of stairs on a downhill incline. The road towards the Pacific Ocean … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Day 10 – El Camino Costa Rica

Yesterday after waking and doing bathroom duties I began getting dressed, by first pulling a coolmax t- shirt over my head. Seconds later I started to dry heave on account of the horrible putrid smell. Time to do laundry but, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Day 8 – Zero Day

This morning I felt totally disconvubulated when I got up after sleeping in what resembled a cross between a garden shed and outdoor closet; so I took a zero day. A zero day in my hiking world means a rest … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Day 7 – El Camino Costa Rica

Today my heart nearly exploded on the camino Costa Rica according to my Apple Watch tracking my heart rate. The culprit- shadeless high heat, humidity and at times a near vertical walk on a seemingly endless mountain road. What happened … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Day six (6) on El Costa Rica Camino

Heard the words when the going gets tough, the tough get going. There’s allot of truth in those words. So, what possesses someone to continue to drive on day after day. Our hostess used to get up at 03:00 a.m. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Day 5 – Camino Costa Rica

Good morning Costa Rica!! I just sprayed myself with jungle juice deodorant and now ready for a breakfast of you guessed it, beans and rice. All kidding aside the food to me is all delicious. And yes you even get … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Day 3 – My Camino Indiginous Camp and Rain forest

Woke up to another beautiful sunny Costa Rican day. A great night sleep in an air conditioned single room can sort of have that effect on a camino. Last night not everyone did well in our jungle lodging on account … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Day 4 – Camino Costa Rica

Today promises to be a nine hour up and down walk on muddy trails. If it continued raining today the roads and river would be not passable. Great news it only turned out to be an 8.5 hour hike through … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized