Bench Series#18: A rough bench in Manuel Antonio

I shouldn’t really be sitting here on my computer, but I just had to post this pic for Jude’s Bench Series, whilst she’s still looking for ‘Benches on the beach’. I found this bench in the Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica. We’d been for a hike through the park, and came down onto this deserted stretch of beach, which as you can see is rather wild and unkempt. Not a sunbathing type of beach, or an ice cream vendor’s paradise.

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Right, now that’s done, I must get back to my packing. It’s really difficult deciding which shoes to take and which to leave behind. Decisions, decisions.

 

 

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Climbing up through the trees.

“It’s not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

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Picture taken on a wonderful hike through the Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica. I wish I’d counted the number of steps up and down. I could have entered for the Guinness Book of Records! A really great work out for the leg muscles.