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Friday, July 29, 2005

Costa Rica, Here I Come!


Its really happening – I’m on a plane headed to San Jose, Costa Rica. Got, it feels good. July has been a month of Mondays – something like 27 days of the month, regardless of their Calendar days, either started out as Mondays, were Mondays all day, or ended up as Mondays. You know the feeling… maybe I’ll post another time about that.


Two and a half hour flight on American from MIA to Juan Santamaria airport in San Jose. Keith’s already there, our driver, Chilli Willy (yes, that’s what everyone calls him) should have picked him up a couple of hours ago and they’re killing time until I get in. Then we drive from San Jose to Los Suenos (not sure how long that is) where we should meet up with the boat, assuming its trip up from Golfito has gone smoothly. Can’t wait to get there, and to see it. The “new” Jungle Rules is a 42 foot Gulfstream sportfisherman, originally built in Costa Rica but transported by specialized ship “back home” from Palm Beach, and we’re breaking it in.

Last time down, we had an awesome trip, with two chances for double grand slams (didn’t close the deal either time – short two blues the first day, and the second time around we couldn’t hook a sailfish to save our sorry ass). Making a single slam on the boat would be great, a double is almost unheard of so just having the chance is amazing! But then again, that’s why you fish in Costa Rica.

Looking forward to the fishing, but I’m also looking forward to exercising the Rebel XT on and off the boat. Might sneak away for a day or so, maybe just a couple of evenings after we’re off the water. Got some great landscape and seascape shots last time with much less of a camera. The Rebel is so much more versatile, higher resolution, way better glass. Picked up a Hitachi 6GB microdrive so storage shouldn’t be an issue – haven’t really had time to exercise it but it seems like it works. Wish me luck.

More from Costa Rica… all for now.


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