29th September 2009 - 30th September 2009
Tamarindo is a touristy place. So first thing's first we found a place to stay then retreated in the air con of Subway and got some western food into us. That night we had amazing meals of fish and pasta which we shared as always and enjoyed the live music in the restaurant. The musician played guitar and drums then used a special device to make his music play back live so he could then sing and play guitar to it.
The next day we hired two long boards for $15 for the hour and headed down to the beach to surf. On the way down we passed a crowd of people standing around on the sand and didn't take too much notice then caught a few waves. Out the back of the surf a bloke said "Did you see the big bag of cocaine that had washed up on the sand". "No!"
So I rushed back in and grabbed Nikki and the camera and ran down for a few happy snaps. There was a lifeguard and 2 police standing by a garbage bag full of 20 or so bricks of coke. There were also another 15 local males hovering around with their jaws dropped and noses flared. We both couldn't believe what we had just seen as we finished the hour on the boards.
After the surf we walked past again but they had put police tape around it and many more police had arrived clearing out the onlookers. We figured that was the most interesting thing we would see there and headed to San Jose that afternoon.