Überwössen walk

Another beautiful sunny day, elsewhere causing fires and heat waves but here at 600m+ quite lovely. As Mungo cuts herself badly on a branch, I carry on up to the alm for an apple schwörl, then return around 330pm. In…

Easter

A sunny but chilly day. We walk a 4km loop, then much later on Saturday evening Antoinette produces a spectacular Österjausen. On Sunday the sun is again marvellous but with lower temperature. We drive to Diex then hike up to…

Coffee fields

As Poas is hidden by clouds we take Antonia to La Paz and wander amongst the coffee. All looking dry, but the flowers are preparing their moment. Afterwards Wokapi waits to offer a good latte.

Alto de Araya

Orosí and its llamarones call, so off we drive early in the morning. It is a wonderful sunny day, so exhilarating. First stop is a walk up a random hill, from La Alegria to the church of Alto de Araya.…

Exploring Rio Navarro

Or was it Perlas? Whatever and in spectacular weather, we drive towards Paraíso and then Orosí, turning right (west?) and stopping just after Rancho Rio Perlas. We walked up to the river and up past it, before driving on upwards…

Chirogres and beyond

We drive through Aserrí to Tarbaca and then down towards Chirogres. After a short walk we test the car on the steep hill up to the cemetery. Closeby, on the edge of a coffee field with panoramic view, it’s picnic…

Coffee fields

We go for a wee wander around the coffee towards University de la Paz. Roads were delightfully quiet as most have gone to the beach. As yesterday, most photos were again taken with the still-new but neglected Sony, to test…

Cerro Coyote

An afternoon wander up this touch of wildness surrounded by suburbia and the motorway. Only a few bikers to be spotted. Meanwhile on the roads everybody chases their tail, desperate to do the last Christmas mandados.

Dam snake!

Before breakfast and before the sun hides behind clouds we amble down to the dam for an extended photo shoot. Right at the start we meet Jonas on his bike. Then shortly after Mungo, in true mongoose form, spots a…

Beyond Bebedero

Our planned beach trip was ruined by Google Maps and Waze, both screeching horrible warnings of snarlups to the coast. Nearly 2 hours to Punta Leona, can you believe that? So we swallowed our disgust and 2 coffees by heading…

Calle Pastos

Despite threatening weather we gird the Trooper and launch it towards Universidad de Paz. We park at El Rodeo and walk down to the river, returning via the even steeper Calle Pastos route. One morpho seen, several or one toucans…