Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Caribbean beach

This is a view of the Caribbean coast at Tortuguero. As I mentioned previously, the coastline is protected as part of the national park in order to provide a nesting site for sea turtles.

My guidebook states that visitation to the Tortuguero area did not really begin until the 1970's, when construction of a canal allowed passage to the area in small boats on inland waterways. Prior the inland water route, it was difficult to reach the area by boat because the sea in this area is rather rough and there is a lack of a natural harbor along the beach, as you can see in this photo.

This photo also illustrates the high humidity of the area. You can see that the mist from the ocean spray lingers in the air. This is a contrast to our coast on the Pacific side of Costa Rica, which has less humidity.

6 comments:

brattcat said...

What a great shot, Dave. You really give us a sense of being there, capturing the scent and sound and sight and feel of the place in this photo. Is that some sort of botanical debris tossed up on the beach?

Sharon said...

I can almost hear the waves crashing on the beach.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Brattcat,
You have an uncanny knack for noticing details. To answer your question, I have just changed my post for tomorrow to show a closer photo of the part of the beach near the jungle vegetation, which shows the items on the beach from a closer perspective. Check back tomorrow and you will see the answer to your question.

Jarart said...

After the dry climate of Arizona, that air must feel delicious as it fills the lungs.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh i wish i was there

Babooshka said...

It is so good to the environment taken so seriously you part of the world.

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