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Friday, August 1, 2014

Journey South -- Costa Rica -- Coffee Tour

Please enjoy our tour of a coffee plantation and roasting business in Costa Rica.

Dates and links to previous posts in this series on our Journey South ...

March 26 -- Introduction

March 29 -- Aruba

April 18 -- Cartagena

June 29 -- Costa Rican Sunset

In a future post we will cover the last two port stops in our journey.

Followers and visitors, cut us a little slack today ... this is our first attempt at a slideshow via YouTube. It leaves something to be desired ... namely better technical expertise on our end ... but we like the ability to give you a little information about each photo without using captions. For some reason, here on blogspot, captions we put with photos may or may not show up on the device you are using to surf the web. So far, we haven't figured out the exact criteria. Anyway, we will work on this slideshow business. Getting the time for each slide to show to agree with the length of the narration is indeed possible, but we haven't perfected that in this video. Also, we notice that if we view this video on a mobile device, the video may seem of lower quality than when we watch on the desktop here on the desktop. Surely there are reasons for that, and we just don't know what they are. Ha ha. Gotta luv this technology! Thank you for stopping by John's Island.

Update -- Today's (August 1) colorful sunrise ...

Looking north, the north Cascades and Mount Baker in the far distance ...

Slightly later, clouds starting to glow ...


  1. Excellent!!! I saw both the sunrise and sunset that day! Beautiful!! The village we support in Nicaragua depends on the coffee harvest. They make most of the money they will see for the year during the 3 to 4 months of work during the harvest. They get $1 per 5 gal bucket. Depending on how many from the family join they can make $5 or 6 per day. Better than the $1 per day working in the fields if that work can be found. That said the people of Los Pinos are amazing and can teach us much about faith and what is important.

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