CenAm 2007-01-17

...where we explored Golfito, Costa Rica. I went for a hike to a waterfall, found a bunch of ants, and an angry animal growling, but no waterfall

Golfito is an old banana plantation town, devistated by the loss of the banana companies. There are lots of old industrial infrastructure and buildings falling apart.

It's also got one of the nicest natural harbors.


Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 59.0 mm; 1/400 sec, f/10.0, ISO 100
The Golfito airport. N36HW parked. This is a one-way landing. Hills on one side, water on the other.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 18.0 mm; 1/160 sec, f/10.0, ISO 100
N36HW at the airport in Golfito.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 1/50 sec, f/8.0, ISO 400



Stupidly. I hiked. In a jungle. By myself.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/125 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400
Clearly, out of my league.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/30 sec, f/10.0, ISO 400
Bamboo.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/25 sec, f/10.0, ISO 400
More bamboo. I have a neighbor that wants to grow bambo.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/20 sec, f/9.0, ISO 400
There is a trail, just not much of one.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 1/20 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400
TERMITES!



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 200.0 mm; 1/160 sec, f/6.3, ISO 800
A moth.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 18.0 mm; 1/60 sec, f/14.0, ISO 100
After I recovered from my hike (it is a little hot and humid here), and had a nap, Pa and I took a boat across to...here.



Lovely.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 18.0 mm; 1/80 sec, f/14.0, ISO 100
Even if plants grow out of shipwrecks.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 18.0 mm; 1/80 sec, f/14.0, ISO 100
There was a bit of a sidewalk along the beach, and this bridge took us across a lagoon.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 18.0 mm; 1/320 sec, f/7.1, ISO 100
The story here is that the Captain of this boat fell madly in love with a local, but couldn't be with her, or buy land, or something like that because he wasn't a citizen. So, he beached his boat. Instant house.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 18.0 mm; 1/250 sec, f/7.1, ISO 100
He then spent years 'fixing the place up' and turned it into a house. Yes, this is the other side of the boat.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 28.0 mm; 1/50 sec, f/7.1, ISO 100
Just a different way of life.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 28.0 mm; 1/80 sec, f/7.1, ISO 100
Old steam locomotive. Not in great shape, and now the home to wild dogs. That like to growl.





Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 72.0 mm; 1/15 sec, f/7.1, ISO 100



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 48.0 mm; 1/15 sec, f/7.1, ISO 100



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/20 sec, f/7.1, ISO 100



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/15 sec, f/7.1, ISO 100



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/15 sec, f/7.1, ISO 100



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/8 sec, f/7.1, ISO 100



The steam engine building is on the right. We're just walking around the block.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/80 sec, f/11.0, ISO 100
A crane (or something like that) on the dock in Golfito.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/25 sec, f/11.0, ISO 100
Unde the crane, looking up through the structure.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 1/30 sec, f/11.0, ISO 100
View from the dock.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 1/50 sec, f/11.0, ISO 100
Weird. This tree is growing sideways, not up.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 12.0 mm; 1/80 sec, f/11.0, ISO 100
More old banana processing buildings.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 12.0 mm; 1/25 sec, f/11.0, ISO 100



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 144.0 mm; 1/320 sec, f/9.0, ISO 100
Ominous. Vultures on a pole.



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