Within minutes of Chris and Brooke’s arrival yesterday we were watching whales play in the gulf. I’m serious. True story. Crazier yet, it was the first time I’ve seen them this year. Their playful jumping felt like a celebration and welcome for the upcoming yoga teacher training which begins this Sunday.
I had a similar positive omen kind of experience the night before when, as I returned from my walk with Dos just before sunset, we glimpsed a coati grooming itself in a nearby Cecropia. The tree is a favorite posting spot for toucans but I hadn’t seen this little guy in it before. Alex missed the whales so we couldn’t get photos (Chris and Brooke will vouch for me) but he did snap a few shots of the coati before darkness fell amidst an impeccable sunset. I’ve caught sight of my new friend three times since and I like to imagine that he is making his home here as a blessing for the month. I’m so very much looking forward to the students’ arrivals this Sunday and opening ceremony that evening.
You may not hear from me for a while but I trust Emily will keep the Salty Dog writing going in the meantime. We will be sending our well-wishes out to family, friends and the wider world every morning from 6:15 to 8:00 AM. If you are in Pavones and want to drop in for a morning practice please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details about how to register as a guest.