• Day11

    Playa Hermosa

    October 5, 2017 in Costa Rica ⋅ 🌫 23 °C

    We found out that the deluge of rain was a result of Tropical Storm Nate. We tried to drive somewhere to see the damage, but we didn’t get far. The River Tempisque on the way to the airport is very high, almost reaching the bottom of the bridge. Normally there is a drop of about 35 feet from the bottom of the bridge to the river.

    After lunch, the rains were letting up, so we drove to a neighboring town to look around. We had a voucher for a restaurant on the waterfront (received for going to the timeshare presentation), but they were closed at least for several more days to clean up. We were able to exchange the voucher for one at the Hard Rock Café. The beaches are very wild, with rough water, and high tides backing up the rivers. We saw some howler monkeys in the trees—they don’t seem to mind the weather. We talked to an expat who lives nearby, and she said we’d had over 20 inches in the past 48 hours, and the last time there had been this much rain was in 1992. She showed us an internet video of an apartment high-rise collapsing in San Jose.
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