I came to Nosara today to see if by chance I could see the nesting turtles at Ostional. I have lived in Costa Rica 33 years and have never seen a sea turtle. I will go at dawn to see how the river is, to either cross it or cross over on the hammock bridges.
After a couple of hours of fast, straight riding, I was glad to turn off onto the road that goes to Samara. Lovely road! Then onto the road that goes to Nosara.
The road to Nosara is nicely packed most of the way, with patches of asphalt here and there. Some spots are full of potholes, but most of it was nice. Near Nosara, it is being paved. The hillside roads of Nicoya, however, are quite rutted and rocky. Glad to I came on a motorcycle.
I took a friend’s suggestion and lowered the pressure of my tires before going on the gravel road. I also stopped for water. 🙂 So far so good!
I really like the people from Nicoya. They are friendly and have a nice spark to them. There are lots of motorcycles here, and lots of women on motorcycles. 🙂 They seem to like Hondas! Hahahaha!
I usually keep riding the next day to see new territory, but I have decided to hang out here and rest. Check out the local beaches and get a feel for the area. Then just head back home on Friday.
I like the B & B where I am staying, Villa Mango. I like the company: raccoons, coatimundis, colorful birds, howler monkeys, lots of beautiful plants, and Agnes and Jo who own the place. Agnes has a great, sharp, charming personality.
This morning I was thinking how lucky I am to ride a motorcycle in Costa Rica. Yes, it’s risky, but it is one of the best things that has ever happened to me.
So, here’s today’s song: You’re The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me.
Riding in Costa Rica: Feel the beauty. Know the love. Live the power.
It took me 6.5 hours to get here, with stop for breakfast and for gas. 5 Sept. 2018