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Birds in Uvita

All the photos in this gallery were taken by Elisa over a week in the garden of our villa whilst here in Uvita (in the Puntarenas Province of Costa Rica). Just to reiterate, this isn't a national park or a bird sanctuary - these are...

Flowers in Uvita

In addition to the beautiful flowers in the garden in Uvita (in the Puntarenas Province of Costa Rica) you can also take a look at the moths and butterflies and birds she has taken. Elisa has become obsessed with capturing the beauty around us and...

Playa Potrero

We've been in Tamarindo in the Santa Cruz district for a week. It's a great little place - nice bars, good cafes and the kind of gift shops you'd expect to find in a lively town where tourists outnumber locals by more than three to...

Bijagual

One thing I've already come to love about Costa Rica is the laid back way of life. One of the guide books I read neatly summed things up: embrace the love. Climb into the mountains Today we drove out to Cataratas Bijagual. We turned off Route 34...

Parque Nacional Carara

Today we visited one of the smallest of Costa Rica's National Parks, Carara, close to Tárcoles in the Puntarenas Province. Driving there from Jacó took around 25 minutes on National Route 34. Another cloudless blue sky and a temperature of around 30 degrees when we arrived...

Sun Sets on Day 1

After what felt like a really long day yesterday (13 hours from boarding to disembarking the plane; an hour in baggage reclaim; another hour signing car rental documents and a ninety minute drive to Jacó, Puntarenas) it was great to do very little today. We began...

100 Miles in January

OK, strictly speaking, it was 99.3 over 19 runs. My target was 100 miles for the month, but who's counting? It's also felt pretty tough, even to cover this mileage at an average pace of 8'17" over the month. That's reflected in my average heart...

Apple Watch

Just bought myself an Apple Watch. Resisted when the first series was released for the fundamental reason that it had no GPS. I found it such a major omission from what appeared to be a great product that I couldn't understand what they were thinking...

New Treadmill

Not the biggest fan of treadmill running (who is?), but keen to keep consistency with hill repeats and intervals and let's face it, in grey, miserable, rainy Manchester a treadmill makes sense. Didn't take too long to assemble the Proform Premier 1300 and I gave it...