Friday, February 17, 2017


What to do with your life: fly all the way to Tamarindo bloody Costa Rica, sit in Sharky's bar and watch a hockey game between the Montreal Canadiens and Edmonton Oilers. Works for me.

No surprise, but there are a lot of Canadians in Tamarindo at this time  of year. The majority of people staying at the condo complex were from the Maritimes, Edmonton or Calgary. (There was one family from Wasilla, Alaska - you know, the town where a former vice presidential candidate ostensibly lives).  We were the southernmost people there. When we were returning to the airport Sunday we got stuck behind a long procession of identical Hundai SUVs, all flying the Quebec flag.

Sharky's is an odd little place. We went there for lunch a bit before noon and the alcohol was already flowing freely. Once again, pura vida.


William Kendall said...

Always count on some Canadians to do as the geese do and bolt for warmer climates as soon as the first frosts show up. I don't know why... I mean, winter's a perfectly lovely season.

Good that the bars there keep it in mind and air games!

As for the former Alaskan mayor, if she does end up being the ambassador here, at least it'll be entertaining. In a horrifying way.

Sharon Anck said...

Sharky's must be a popular place. I ran into a group of guys from Edmonton in Scottsdale last weekend. They were all in shorts so it was easy to guess they were from somewhere cold.

RedPat said...

We like to catch some sun in the winter!

bill burke said...

The signs made me laugh, pretty funny Bob.