I have always loved writing, and now that I am retired I thought I would be able to find time to write, but it seems that I still manage to fill my days with activities. I have however found that while I travel, I enjoy writing about some of the interesting things we do. I hope you enjoy reading of our adventures as much as I like writing about them.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
What are those raindrops doing in the pool?
It does rain in Costa Rica! After
bragging about the weather here, I thought we would go without the
2.5 days with rain in January as suggested in the guidebooks. We
finally got those rain days. For two days we got heavy rain.
Tropical rain is not the same as our
rain back home, which is cold and miserable and sometimes falls
horizontal, or the famous Scottish rain which happens almost every
day and seems to be the “normal” weather. Here the rain comes
almost without warning. You get dark clouds passing over every day
for short periods, but rarely does anything come from them. Yesterday
a large dark cloud came over and opened up with a downpour. Heavy
rain coming straight down for an hour while all around on the horizon
in every direction was blue sky. Today we could see the rain moving
in from the South; the mountains and the bay which is our normal view
disappeared in the downpour and slowly moved over us. Although it
rained harder today, again it only lasted about an hour when blue
skies started reappearing over the mountains.
Makes the view completely different
In front of the Villa is that road I
told you about leading down to the waterfall. As you walk down there
you can feel the temperatures raise as you get into a real tropical
jungle. As the cooler rain hits the warm air, plants, and water down
there a mist slowly raises out of the valley.
The rain here is not cold at all. It is
actually warm. Of course it feels cool to walk out into it, but I was
surprised when I tested the water in the pool. After an hour of heavy
rain, the pool actually felt warmer than before the rain.
So, I guess that 2.5 days of rain for
January was accurate, and I can't really say I minded it – a bit of
a break form the boring sunshine . . . .