Saturday, May 31, 2014

Hanging out in Puerto Azul

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Puerto Azul

Lots of shade needed in Puntarenas

Neighbor's worker washed their boat daily, I need him.

Morning Swim at Puerto Azul


View across the river, it is quiet here

Mangled Impeller

It's not that we didn't fix anything, this impeller, for example, while amazingly still pumping plenty of water to keep things cool in the engine department, wouldn't have done so for long, so we replaced it. After we used our last spare impeller replacing this one a really helpful guy named Paul Jimenez at Encargado Tienda, the marine hardware store we found, got us two new spares for a good price and delivered them! We also repaired a leak at the mast partners, fixed a broken oar, and basically have found one or more boat project to do each day. And that is in addition to swimming in the morning, going to town on the bus and searching out a good bar for happy hour.

Tough life.

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Sailing to Puntarenas

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Clouds over Puntarenas



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Friday, May 23, 2014

Returning to Ballena under Spinnaker

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Sailing Back

Judy Trims

Slow going

Costa Rica

Handing ther kite

Judy's Beadwork

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Sailing the Monsoon Trough

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Leaving Panama, Going to Costa Rica-Golfito

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Puerto Armuelles-Panama

Puerto Armuelles, Panama, where we checked out of the country, didn't have much to recommend it. The pier was beyond dilapidated; you could hardly get onto it from a Panga. (That exercise required scrambling up rusty, wet, and slippery angle iron braces from underneath. Scary and dangerous) and there was no safe way to secure a dingy to it. The beach was surf, no landing there, so we hired a panga to transport me from Wings to the pier, and back. Judy stayed on board. The town was old and plain. The officials were friendly but they all charged us extra for their service, calling it overtime, even though we arrived at 3:30 PM, so the checkout was costly.

Costa Rica Fishing Boat


Golfito Shorline-Rain

Golfito, our first port in Costa Rica, was a nice, protected, harbor, but rainy. We like the rain however, because we can fill our water tanks.

Golfito Free Zone Prices are high for everything in Costa Rica. You can save a little at the "Free Zone" but that just brings them down to a little higher than, say, any where in Panama.


Golfito in the Sun
But in the sunshine Golfito is rather pleasant.

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Monday, May 05, 2014

Sailing to Boca Chica

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Sailing Under Awning

Gliding Along


Ensenada Naranjo

Boca Chica Harbor



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