It is funny but today the sun was out in full, a perfect day, we went to
beach, Sean joined me in helping to clean the bottom of the boat, Alex
helped Tracy with some Laundry. Tracy and I then dropped the genoa and
packed it away, as we do not want leave it on the furler going across the
pacific just in case it comes unwound which would be a disaster on board, so
while we have not had rain for 2 days we decided to pack it away while it
was dry. Always a challenge which such a huge sail, but in is now in the bag
in the cockpit.
We then hit the beach full low tide, so the boys played in the river, caught
fish, and swam, as the jungle birds of prey came out to hunt above us,
making it interesting.
This afternoon after swinging and swimming off the back Sean and I took the
dinghy for a sail up to the restaurant for a drink, and then out along the
mangroves in ideal conditions we cut through the mirror water.
Tracy has been packing her final things away as we head back to Golfito in
the morning, and the following morning she and boys will get on the plane to
San Jose and then California, while I will stay around and clean up the
boat, pack it away. The ship has been delayed again, so I am likely to
leave the boat loading in the hands of Tim at Land Sea Marina (he and I
loaded the last boat) and allow myself to get back a week before Christmas
to see people and get things done.
But as I showering off the back of the boat the peaceful atmosphere, and the
birds all in song calling each other, just behind me in jungle, the clean
water around me and slight breeze make it and ideal way to finish our
anchorages in Central America. Hopefully the next one will be in Australia.
Central America has been good to us, I have enjoyed is more than I excepted
and it places like here, St Elena, and Bahia Culbria which will stand out.
But most of all it is the freedom and time with the family been with them as
they grow up, and experience which is the rewarding part.