Last Sunday we went for a 6.5 mile beach hike. The beaches in this part of Costa Rica are quite secluded and all along our way we met only a few Costa Rican families out for an afternoon by the ocean. Hiking was hard work, especially on the return trip walking on wet sand that slanted towards the sea. I was getting blisters from my sandals so I just took them off. It was 91 degrees but there was a nice breeze that made the walk more pleasant. I sang songs, recited poetry and counted the steps between the beach’s 1/4 kilometre markers. Eventually I decided to distract myself from the length of the trek back home by taking photos of things of beauty that captured my eye on the walk. Here they are!