A Conservative Who Admits Climate Change is Real and Due to Human Activity

Every now and then a new species is discovered. So it seems today with an article by Brian Nearing in the Albany Times Union (February 19, 2018). He tells of Bob Inglis, who has been trying to persuade his fellow Republicans that they have it all wrong in denying the reality of climate change. Inglis came… Continue reading A Conservative Who Admits Climate Change is Real and Due to Human Activity

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Reminiscences of Sullivan’s Island

In 2015 we went for a January vacation at a rental house with two friends on Sullivan's Island, near Charleston, South Carolina. We had good weather, although it was not very warm. Our friends Fran and Mike were at the house when we arrived by taxi. The house was built on stilts to protect the living quarters from high seas… Continue reading Reminiscences of Sullivan’s Island

Sarapiqui

The first objective of our trip was to take in the wild life of Costa Rica. Now, even in Costa Rica, this is easier said than done. No problem seeing the plants. They cannot help it. But the animals - their lives depend on being well concealed, and they are very good at it. Before… Continue reading Sarapiqui

River Cruise at Porto Viejo, Pineapple Farm Tour, and a Hotel Near a Volcano

The day after white water rafting on the Sarapiqui, we checked out of the Selva Verde Lodge and rode to Porto Viejo to board a small cruise boat. William pointed out anhinga, turtles, iguana, snowy egrets, cecropia, fig trees, howler monkeys, black vultures, blue heron, and chilamate trees. There was evidence of recent flooding –… Continue reading River Cruise at Porto Viejo, Pineapple Farm Tour, and a Hotel Near a Volcano

From San José to Sarapiqui

Naturally, from the outset we had a certain idea about Costa Rica as a country rich in wildlife, a site for ecotourism. We were about to learn it is more than that. The next day, Sunday, we had a buffet breakfast - which included rice and beans - and then met for an 8 AM lecture… Continue reading From San José to Sarapiqui

A Trip to Costa Rica

A number of friends, as well as our son and his wife, traveled to Costa Rica, all giving very favorable reports. We decided to take a Road Scholar tour “A Taste of Costa Rica” in January. Our early morning plane out of Albany was a little twin engine jet, but it only took about half an… Continue reading A Trip to Costa Rica