Costa Rican Adventure

An escape to the Central American country of Costa Rica was the perfect cure for a long, cold, white winter in the Toronto area.  We went to an all-inclusive resort on the Pacific side, near Liberia (the Riu).  Iguanas roamed the property and beaches and howler monkeys lived in the forest behind the resort.  Looking for monkeys and trying to photograph them were one of my challenges on this trip.  Very dark, moving creatures, high up in the trees in the shadows with bright light behind make it very difficult to capture the details.  So, in searching for  monkeys between the back of the resort, the forest near the ‘monkey bar’ and an excursion to the Borinquen retreat for ziplining and mudbaths in the spa, I tried desperately to catch their faces.  Out of about 50 pictures, a few are worthy of posting here.  I also have video of various wildlife and ziplining (which absolutely terrified me!) so a video collage will be posted soon.


With a professional background and education in enterprise software but a lifelong love of the arts, I published my second novel, "Vision Speak", in 2010. Over the past several years, I've explored photography, film production and screenwriting. Along the way, I've questioned my obsessive pursuits - am I crazy? Perhaps this quotation from Thomas Merton serves as explanation. "Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” I'm still searching... 


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