Monday, February 04, 2008

San Jose to La Enscenada "Star Lodge"

February 3, 2008 - Victoria to San Jose - Our flight down from Victoria to San Jose through SeaTac and Houston went without a hitch yesterday. It was a tight connection in Houston, but Continental Airlines was ready with a golf cart at the gate to hustle us across the airport to the gate for the San Jose flight. We arrived in San Jose about 10:30pm, and it was controlled chaos as we made our way through customs and found the Travelquest rep for the transportation to the hotel, the Courtyard Marriott.
The breakfast this morning was very nice - custom built omlets, juice and fruit, very good coffee, and of course the inevitable beans and rice (I passed on this). The tour bus leaves at 10:30am for La Enscenada "Star Lodge", which is just north of Puntarenes on the Gulf of Nicoya. I undertand the lodge is part of or next to a wildlife preserve, so there should be lots of wildlife to photograph during the day. At night, of course the stars will beckon from this dark site. We expect to stay up late into the wee hours of the morning, and sleep in. The cabanas look very nice in the photos. I've already met several of the group at breakfast this morning, so we're off to a good start.
I understand there will be no Internet access at the Lodge, so my next posting will likely be Feb 8th.

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