Location: Punta Quepos 09:24.30N 84:10.12W
Left at 6 am with the dawn awaking, manually hauling up the anchor is
deepest water so far, and process worked. Wahalie had left at 4. 30 am, and
Sunsation followed us about 1/2 behind. We rounded the point and headed
south with a south and westerly cross swell, but small and long period, and
we had an off the shore breeze of 6 knots. Motor sailed along watching out
again for trees and logs even though we were in the open ocean, we saw a
tree that initially we though was a large boat, this tree was 30 feet out of
the water, not sure what was under, and many more logs so no night passages.
The run was 36 nM, I caught a good sized Seria Mackrel, really good eating,
and I was able to share it around the boats so everyone had fresh fish
We had a big thunder storm 3 miles out to sea but we dodged it, and pulled
into a bay/ indentation in Punta Quepos 2 miles south of the town, with high
jungle cliffs all around dotted with spectacular houses. Sean and I rowed
ashore for a small surf break, just before we boarded by the Costa Rican
Coast Guade, they inspected the boat stepping over all the kids toys, and
asked many questions, realising we have not checked in to the country (which
we planned for Golfito) but eventually they forced us to check into the
country tomorrow which John from Sunsation and I will do tomorrow morning
We hope to get this done so we can join the family for a going to a world
famous Manuel Antonio park, with a good selection of animals, it will be a
good outing for Sean's actual birthday tomorrow.
For the last 6 miles we had a brown Booby bird circle us and eventually land
on the bow and ride with us all the way to anchoring, which was a thrill for
the boys. One of the things I have enjoyed here in Costa Rica is the variety
of trees that seem to hang off the jungle cliffs, they are huge and
magnificent, and many types you can look at them for hours.
Last nights anchorage was a bit rolly, and this one is better but not as
calm as Tracy likes, but I think it will be this way until we get to
Golifito late in the week.