Last Stop in Costa Rica - Bahia Santa Elena (eng) [lots of pics]24./25.5.2012

Sat 26 May 2012 18:27

10:55.3904N 85:47.544W
Last Stop in Costa Rica

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:


Snorkeling in National Park Coiba, Panama


Arriving to Olli’s Point with Sunset + laundry drying.

The more arid area of Costa Rica, Province Guanacaste (Ollie’s Point)

The quiet bay of Santa Elena

A crocodile…..

Little hike in Bahia Drake, Osa Peninsula

Jonny, our great helper in Quepos, who found or dingy!

Little hike up to the waterfall in Bahia Santa Elena

Nice smooth fresh water. Filled some up for the boat, too.

Nice resort at Bahia Carrillo

Underwater in the river water

The storm at night brought a lot of debris out of the river into the Bay of Samara.
No swimming this morning…

David Baker came by to say hi
on his SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) at Bahia Pavones.