Everyone needs to escape now and then. People in my situation, stuck in a hospital room having plenty of bleak, scary and sickening moments, often feel there's no escape. I found one.
I've discovered a way to visit every beach I've ever been to in Costa Rica. My mind focuses on these wonderful scenes and happy experiences, to the point where I can hear the surf and see palm trees waving in the sea breeze.
Yesterday was one of those especially trying days in which I had to travel to a very special beach, Playa Gringo, located on the mid-Pacific coast. Playa Gringo can only be reached by boat, really only by sea kayak, so it's ultra private. The white sand beach is crescent shaped, with perfect blue-green water, and is backed by a sheer cliff. You feel protected, as though you were in a cradle. The only people there are the people you know and want to be with. You can't help but relax, wrapped in a blanket of peace and happiness. It's truly a sanctuary.
I sense I'm going off the deep end a bit, so I'll end my description of paradise. You can see why I want to be there.
Update on yesterday's post: Since many of you have asked, I actually accomplished more than half the things on my to-do list despite the challenges of the day. I even did some of those things on Playa Gringo.