Kayak launch point close to our home in Agua Viva. I couldn’t see any damage from the hurricanes, its either been fixed or at a section in the estuaries that I’ve missed.

A distinctive feature of the Agua Viva phase is the incredible estuaries that will provide visual beauty and a venue for a peaceful kayak tour around the village.

I still have the visual image from the DVDs Loreto Bay use to hand out of the original village architect, Ari (sp?) paddling across the screen talking about the “living water”.

In another event, I distinctly recall standing in a small group with other Loreto Bay homeowners as David Butterfield explained how the sand and dirt in front of us would one day be transformed into beautiful estuaries with a green golf course and village homes surrounding them. I’ll admit that there was a twinkle of disbelief as I squinted my eyes to filter out the sun a little and tried to imagine it.

Sometimes when you stare at something intently, you start to lose sight of the huge transformation. How often do we stop and marvel at how big a tree in our front yard has gotten or how quickly the next generation in the family has sprung up?

One can’t help but marvel how over the course of two years, the amount of dirt that has been moved, stone walls built and grass seeds planted.

Looking across the estuaries from the tower of a home at the edge of an estuary wall.

I always marvel at how human ingenuity has invented machines that can do more than our own human strength is capable of.

Photos looking across Agua Viva…you can see a village forming.

This is a view looking towards the mountains.

Looking down one of the larger pathways in Agua Viva.

Loni Stark is an artist at Atelier Stark, self-professed foodie, and adventure travel seeker who has a lifelong passion for technology’s impact on business and creativity. She collaborates with Clinton Stark on video projects for Atelier Stark Films. It’s been said her laugh can be heard from San Jose all the way up to the Golden Gate Bridge. She makes no claims to super powers, although sushi is definitely her Kryptonite.