Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Playa Langosta, looking north

This is a view of the beach in front of our Langosta condo, looking north towards Tamarindo. You can see why we like to walk to the main part of town along the beach. Why walk on along the road when you can walk with your feet in the warm sand with the waves lapping at your ankles.

This photo illustrates something else about our area: the weather. I took this photo last Friday. The weather forecast for that day was chance of showers. During the dry season from November through April, almost every day is clear and sunny. During the "green season," the official weather forecast almost always is chance of showers. Despite the official forecast, much of the time the weather is clear like last Friday or perhaps with a light cloud cover.

One thing this photo does not show is the homes behind the row of trees and bushes along the beach. This photo makes the area look deserted, but tucked behind the trees are some million dollar-plus homes.

Tomorrow I will show you the beach in the other direction.

10 comments:

brattcat said...

You can indeed see the roofs of the homes if the photo is enlarged. There is also a beautiful mountain in the background. What is that? I'm envious of your walk to town!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Brattcat,
Thank you for your insightful comments following your enlargement and uncanny study of the details of the photos. The mountain in the distance is Cabo Velas, which is the landmark that forms the south end of Tamarindo Bay. Tamarindo Bay i a broad, crescent shaped bay that extends form the point that divides Tamarindo from Langosta just up the way from where this photo was taken, and that sweeps to the north to Cabo Velas.

Our condo that is located in the middle of Tamarindo has a nice view of the bay looking out to Cabo Velas, and I will point it out in future photos.

I took a few photos of some of the houses behind the trees in this photo and will post them in the future. Also, yesterday I went fishing and took some photos o the beach in Langosta and in Tamarindo from the ocean, so I have some photos from that perspective to post in the future as well.

Sharon said...

Beautiful sky and beach!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

I love beaches with trees and foliage touching the sand and not buildings. Are there lots of shells? The beautiful white spiral shells? I hope you will show us some photos of the shells in the sand.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Julie,
I am supposed to be on vacation, yet in your comments above you are giving me direction on what photos to take. No problem. Photo assignments for a Daily Photo site qualify as a vacation activity. I can easily find the spiral shells, as I stepped over them many times during the past few days. Whether I can take macro shots of them that are worthy of being posted, however, is a more challenging question.

Frank said...

I liked your commects at Monte Carlo and thought I'd visit Costa Rica. A Navy brat? I'm an Air Force brat and lived in seven states and Japan before graduating high school...13 years in 12 years. (I too appreicate T.E. Lawrence.) The beach scene is very attractive. (Visit Tampa)

Jacob said...

Gorgeous. I'd walk the beach, too!

Tash said...

Ah, such beauty!
I caught up on your recent posts - a week hosting your mother-in-law, how nice is that?! I loved the tribute to your mom on Mother's Day. What an incredible woman.
I also looked at the condo pictures - so stylish & luxurious. (Does the credit go to Julie? :)
RE the Good Year blimp - you are right - the Airship station is at the NE corner of the 405 & 110 (Harbor Fwy). My friend's father in Ohio pulled some strings and arranged a ride on the blimp in '81 for her - I got to tag along! I remember it climbs straight up and it was a nice slow ride with plenty of time to take photos.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Tash,
Thank you for your comments. Yes, the credit for the interior decor in our condos should go to Julie, although she worked with two French decorators because she had to accomplish the furnishing of the two condos by long distance from Arizona. Julie thought a modern design would be cleaner and inviting for visitors and provides a contrast to the more typical tropical decor that most people select for condos in Costa Rica.

THe modern design provides a great contrast to our home in Arizona, which Julie decorated herself without the assistance of any decorators, as we have a sensory overload of an eclectic collection of art from around the world.

You and I rode on the Goodyear blimp close to the same time period. I rode it in the late 1970's. You are correct that it is a great platform from which to shoot photos. I remember taking a photo of the control tower of Dulles airport that seemed so close that I felt like I should be able to see the whites of the eyes of the air traffic controllers.

Frank de Jol said...

Amazing view !!!
Great place for strolling...

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