Trying to get from one side of Costa Rica to the other in a dodgy, Mexican-plated truck without paperwork is not ideal. Police checkpoints are regular and we’re not exactly subtle with 4 boys and 14 boards… We cram as many as we can inside, sit in behind trucks and try to drive early mornings or at night and get through ok. Jaco is good fun for a few days and Playa Hermosa is off the hook. Broken leggies all round but boards survive. Hamish finally arrives from NZ – floods in Mexico adding a couple of days to the trip. Better late than never. Heading to northern Costa to see out our last few days in comfort at our mate John’s hotel.