Costa Rica 2017.

While on a three months martial arts retreat in late 2017 I had a few hours downtime each afternoon… All we had at hand was a machete, a battery drill, one drill bit, a dull chisel and a hammer. I managed to make (a) the wooden training dummy with freshly cut bamboo harvested from our backyard (b) a driftwood/ bamboo legged table for our daily tea ceremony and eastern philosophy sessions and © a weight lifting/ nap time bench from a board of unknown origin I found on the property.

Daily harvested bananas and coconuts helped supply energy. Weekend trips to the beach cleared the mind. And the view…well I had never seen so many shades of green in my life.

Good times. Indeed.