Simple Fun in the Sun (San Rafael Abajo, Puriscal, then Route 707)

Today, I felt like an easy, no thrills ride. So I headed out to Puriscal. I decided to see if I could go down to a little loop called “Guaítil,” West of Puriscal, which I have been studying on Google maps.

headingtosanrafaelabajo2The road to San Rafael Abajo is paved up until the turn off for Bellavista. Then it turns to easy gravel, paved in certain spots. Small communities with little houses hug the road.

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Paved in spots

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I don’t know if I took a wrong turn, but I reached a crossing with narrower roads where I did not know which way to go to continue to Guaítil. Then I chickened out! Hahaha! I decided to turn around and mosey on over to route 707 then to Atenas for lunch at Kay’s.

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I was surprised to see that the bridge over the Río Grande de Tarcoles, between San Pablo de Turrubares and Route 27 is closed. Of course I went around the block, as another car did that caught up to me further on up the road. 🙂 I Googled it when I got home and apparently they are going to put a safer temporary bridge until they build a cement bridge. (See ARTICLE.)

I am grateful I rode on this beautiful historic bridge! Upon which I took my very first “Home is where my Honda is” photo which inspired that quote and my fun phase of Honda quotes. 🙂

Crossing over route 27, I decided to keep going straight to Quebradas. Up ahead, this road was also closed. No option but to go on 707.

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Abandoned Train Station, Quebradas.
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Railroad tracks on left of Quebradas road.

I enjoyed my leisurely trip up 707 to Guacimo and Atenas. Lovely views.

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Rio Grande below.

I must admit I do like riding alone. It is so peaceful. I feel free to do whatever I please. 🙂 I also like the soft pastels of summer. Yes, everything is dry, but still beautiful, in a different kind of way.

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Coming out of Guacimo, heading to Atenas. Poas and Barva volcanos far away.

Yeah! I had sweet, easy fun in the hot sun!

Song. Magnolia. 

RIDING IN COSTA RICA: FEEL THE BEAUTY. KNOW THE LOVE. LIVE THE POWER.

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January 30, 2019

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