Heraldo Monge doesn't own a car and he stops a lot as we walk to El Centro, stooping to pick up empty plastic bottles and random cigarette butts off the sidewalk and rain gutters, "because, when it rains, the nicotine is washed into the rivers streams and oceans and it can harm marine life. Saving whales is Heraldos main concern, I find myself catching his enthusiasm wondering if each plastic bottle he picks up may indeed be one that was destined to make its way to the ocean sixty miles distant, to become lodged in a whales stomach. When Heraldo is not giving talks at local schools, You may catch Heraldos Radio show, Por Una Costa Rica Mas Limpia Which means: For a Costa Rica More Clean, Here.
First time I got to go on an international snorkel/dive trip was to Belize in 1981. I was fifteen and we drove down in a Datsun Pickup full of dive gear, and a portable compressor, back then it was hard to find a place to fill your scuba tanks, years later I decided it was time to take a break from my Job and see Belize through a greybeards eyes, to say that San Pedro Belize has changed is an understatement, they even have a hyperbaric Facility. I will post here about snorkeling,traveling, and stuff that happens along the way. Thank You for visiting! Burnie