Last Stop in Costa Rica - Bahia Santa Elena (eng) [lots of pics]24./25.5.2012
Bahia Santa Elena
24./25. May 2012
We had two very calm days at Olli’s Point. Unfortunately so calm, that there were hardly any waves. One foot! What a shame. And it’s supposed to be such a wonderful surf break. Anyway, had a lovely time at the deserted long beach. I chickend out on my morning swim after having seen a crocodile passing by the boat!
Stopped at Isla Murcielago/Bat Island for a little snorkel but since it got cloudy didn’t stay long. Lovely clear – and crocodile free! – water.
Bahia Santa Elena is an extremely well sheltered bay – feels as if we’re in a lake, absolutely now movement. Did a hike up a little stream to a little waterfall. And filled up some bottles as we’re running out of water! Guess we should have collected more when we had the strong showers.
Fortunately, Michael's back seems to be getting somewhat better and he could enjoy the hike.
This area here belongs to the Nature Reserve Santa Rosa and the water is full of fish and turtles the big variety of birds ashore wake us up with a loud concert in the morning.
Tomorrow we’ll move on to the next stop in Nicaragua, about 140nm, so’ll be sailing/motoring (no wind whatsoever…) for about 26 hours.
Here are some pictures of the last weeks, in no special order: