Sunday, August 28, 2011
This is the beach at Playa Carmen, right at the Mal Pais Surf Camp where we stayed for a couple of nights. I'll be putting all of the hotel reviews into Tripadvisor.com. Check it if you are headed to Central America, everyone we met was all over it on their iPhones, regardless of nationality (lots of Europeans down there in August ,which was cool). Wi-Fi is available everywhere, and there isn't really a reason to pay for international cell service for your smart-gizmo.
With the wild waves and rip current making surfing a little rough for beginners, we improvised.
The landing strip / aeropuerto at Tambor.
Playa Cedros, a short distance north of Montezuma. The surf was pounding the first few days, and a wave later washed through our position on the beach and up on to the road.
Taking the first days of vacation in stride.
The fabeled waterfall of Montezuma. NOTE: you have to wade the river above the first falls to continue on the trail to the upper falls.
On the third day, we hiked the trail through the Cabo Blanco nature reserve o nthe southernmost tip of the penninsula Nicoya. The heat and humidity in the jungle almost killed me (take lots of water, some food, and a soda or something with sugar with you!!). The arduous journey was totally worth it when we got to spend the day o nthe deserted beach at the end. WOW!!
The Cabo Blanco - In the dry season, the little island gets covered by guano and turns white.
Nap time! Thanks EMO - the BEST HAMMOCKS EVER!! And a really good thing to throw in your backpack.
At the Cafe Mediteranean in Montezuma. The night, the moon, fie food, chilled white wine... Muy Romantico!
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band
Second Show -
The second setlist is more fuzzy. The first four or five songs were the same, as Peter, IMHO, wanted to more fully flush out those melodies in the silence that the evening audience allowed him. It was *SO GOOD*! He then cut into a number of his other tunes. I've heard Land of the Navajo many times, but he played the shit out of this one. I thought the Vulture Peak was really well done as well, but that's an old favorite of mine.
There was also a workshop and then a third set at the beer tasting on Sunday the 7th that we we're not able to attend.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
"International IPA Day is Thursday. Hows about some Modus and Metal? We have a souped up Modus cask (Modushead) dry-hopped to the gills with Simcoe and Amarillo, and two metal bands, Towrdis and Sagerith. Rock on bitches."
I can't wait. More Hops, bitches!