28 November 2023 Uvita
In search of sun cream
Encounter every new moment with wonder and gratitude, and you’ll experience that it’s never too late to open your mind and your heart. As Bob Dylan sings, “He not busy being born is busy dying.” Give birth to a grateful spirit and you will discover how to live fully and freely.Jack Kornfield – Gratitude and Wonder
The alarm was set for 7:00 but I was awake at 5:50.
I packed a small bag and walked to Uvita beach, part of Parque Nacional Marino Ballena, arriving at 7:30 am. This time I remembered to bring my bank card to pay the entrance fee.
It took 45 minutes to walk north along the shore to the Whales Tail, arriving before low tide due at 8:54.
The sun is already scorching hot, for me at least, so it was a delight to submerge myself, with hat on, in the warm water on the north side of the ‘tail’. I spent maybe 40 minutes soaking and floating before taking the long walk back to the apartment arriving at 10 am.
The Health app on my cellphone tells me that I have just walked a little under 8 km. I have caught a lot of sun, maybe too much, and I am exhausted! I don’t know if I will move for the rest of the day!
I managed to heat some water in a cup in the microwave, so I had instant coffee and a banana for breakfast.
At noon, I joined the weekly meet & meditate session with my fellow practitioners of a ‘Secular Dharma Sangha’.
In the afternoon, I completed a little writing until I was bitten by a mosquito around 5:30 pm, at which time I decided to Bug Spray the entire apartment and go to dinner.
I went to the nearby Natavo restaurant and ordered a tuna salad which was plentiful and agreeable.
Back at the apartment, I published a couple of travel blog entries before indulging in watching the final of the Great British Bake Off.
- Parque Nacional Marino Ballena entrance fee € 6
- Dinner at Natavo € 15.50
- Apartment booked through Airbnb € 33 per night.