As I bask in the lull of my tropical existence, Abraham and Roy are “road tripping”. They are the proprietors of a unique, very modern, sometimes~in the jungle~business. Mar Rojo is a traveling, trendy, boutique. This novel concept, their venture, is a big hit here in Costa Rica.
Above is a photo, by Byron Zuniga, from the Facebook page, Mar Rojo.I could not get a good shot with the lens that I had. I believe they were at Playa Coco when this picture was taken.
I encountered these mad men of fashion, at the entrance of Lola’s. I stepped off a dusty trail, on a remote beach, into a menagerie of colorful attire. I could have been on any city sidewalk.
I first noticed that there was something different about this flat, black bus when I noticed the back door-Or the EXIT, for those of us, that journeyed to school, in one of these kid-filled cans of Tom Foolery.
I had mistaken them for another invasion of beginners, from some nearby surf camp.
I had merely glanced at their logo, not really reading it. I was ready to get in the water. The waves were three-foot and the wind was offshore.
Roy was an amiable host inviting me on board, as I passed by.
Surprised at what I saw, I knew that I would want to share about the experience.These guys have got it going on. They’re young, smart and innovative.
I had to cut my visit shorter than I would have liked. My ride was waiting patiently for me, while I tried to get pics, check out the inventory and chat with the guys.
This morning I took my wide-angle, wanting to get some better shots. But they were gone.
I was disappointed, but hey, this is Costa Rica. I never know from moment to moment, who or what I might happen upon.
I had my camera in hand and felt prepared.
And with that I met Gemmi the surfing dog! I posted those pics on my Facebook page ~ Secondhand Surfer.
Never dull in the lull.
* This all took place at Playa Avellanas, my favorite beach to surf. Sorry about the Facebook links. I know they didn’t work. You’ll have to find Mar Rojo the old-fashioned way. And Secondhand Surfer has a link in the right hand column of my blog.
* It feels good to be writing again.
* And today translates to yesterday, just because that’s how it is here, sometimes.