Relaxation & planning day in Tamarindo
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We went into town early to catch the beach before it was busy and tide was out. This gave us plenty of room to stroll and see the layout of the beach. I was surprised at the clusters of large lava rocks on the beach. They created little tide pools with small mud puppy looking fish that would hide in the rocks and even get out of the water and run across a rock into another tide pool. It was pretty cool. After the walk on the beach we stopped for a smoothie at a little shop, hit a few stores and stopped into a tour provided for some ideas. Possibly a cruise, maybe a trip to Nicaragua so we got some ideas to kick around.
When we returned to Joey’s after lunch we hopped into his pool.
After sunset we returned to town for some dinner and just missed the rain. We ate at a hostel pizzeria owned by an entrepreneur from Chicago. A very young guy who lost his job in the states, traveled around and ended up in Tamarindo, so he opened up his pizza and hostel 5 years ago.
Because of the rain we followed the road back rather than the short cut path. We figured there would be no getting up the hill in the rain because of the mud. It was a little scarry just because everything was dark, not well lit and it was taking us around to a part of town we had not walked through before so we were just unfamiliar. As we were getting closer and closer and we’re making it up the hill we came to a fork. I remembered riding in the truck and turning right, so we continued and then in the dark there seemed to be a big white beast moving out of the trees in front of us. It was a cow! Then we noticed there was a whole herd on the side of the road. Some had a good set of horns on them so we decided not to pass through and possibly provoke them, so we backed up and took another path. It just went around the block the other way, a little longer, darker and stranger, but we made it back with no more problems. Dang cows! :)