Rain in a Tropical Rainforest
02/13/2015 25 °C
Day 11, February 13, 2015
Woke up to rain so hard that even the rooster went inside. Unlike a downpour at home that lasts up to 5 minutes this downpour went on for hours. The tin roof on our house resonated the sound. This is apparently unusual for this time of year. How do they ever dry their laundry?
Went for a long walk in the rain down the road under umbrellas. This is very hilly country with rich red soil. Apparently even too steep for cows in many areas.
We said goodbye to our host family and got back on the bus to go to La Fortuna which is the centre for tourism in the north and where our guide lives. Basically tourist stores interspersed with tour companies. Has a lovely park in the middle of it. Still raining. Hot sales item seems to be cheap rain ponchos. Hmmm…. However, we went out for dinner by ourselves and Fred had a great steak, which was a surprise as one should not order steak in Mexico (unless in an upscale restrung) because they are usually pretty tough. Gail’s fettuccine alfredo was not the best but she liked her wine.