Log #63o Tamarindo to Playa Curu, Costa Rica

Log #63o Tamarindo to Playa Curu, Costa Rica

Log #63o Tamarindo to Playa Curu, Costa Rica Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada July 5, 2019 Hi Folks, It has been a long time since I sent out my last log of our travels in Central America. Mea Culpa! As you can see from the date I started this Log #63o on May 5, when we
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Log #63n Treacherous Papagayos winds to Tamarindo

Log #63n Treacherous Papagayos winds to Tamarindo

Log #63n Treacherous Papagayos winds to Tamarindo Elliot Lake, Ontario Canada May 1, 2019 Hi Folks, This log gets us down to Tamarindo in Costa Rica through the chaotic gale force winds called the Papagayos. There are three large stretches of the Pacific Central American coast through which gap winds ( the Tehuantepec, Fonseca, and
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Log #63m Bahia Huevos – an idyllic anchorage

Log #63m Bahia Huevos – an idyllic anchorage

Log #63m Bahia Huevos – an idyllic anchorage Quepos, Costa Rica March 21, 2019 Hi Folks, This log has some beautiful pictures of one of the best anchorages we have been in this year. Happiness is the isolation of a beautiful anchorage! We are still here, bobbing at anchor off Quepos for the third week,
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Log #63l Playa del Coco

Log #63l Playa del Coco

Log #63l Playa del Coco Quepos Costa Rica March 15, 2019 Hi Folks, This log gets us to the touristy bay of Playa del Coco (“playa” means “beach”) in company with three other boats in Costa Rica. It has some good pictures of zip lining and flora and fauna from a national park. We are
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Log #63k Nicaragua to Cost Rica

Log #63k Nicaragua to Cost Rica

Log #63k Nicaragua to Costa Rica Quepos, Costa Rica March 14, 2019 Hi Folks, We are still here in Quepos, and will probably be here another week at least. The marina ordered the water pump last week. It was to be delivered to Miami and then to the marina here. However, on Monday (6 days
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Log #63j Nicaragua

Log #63j Nicaragua

Quepos, Costa Rica March 9, 2019 Hi Folks, We have been at anchor off Quepos (09° 25.785′ N, 084° 10.254′ W) for the past week, and will probably be here for another week, awaiting delivery of an engine saltwater pump. Our present pump has developed leaks in the internal seals and has sprayed saltwater over
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Log #63i El Salvador to Nicaragua

Log #63i El Salvador to Nicaragua

Log #63i El Salvador to Nicaragua Bahia Brasilito, Costa Rica Feb. 8, 2019 Hi Folks, At present we are bobbing and rolling at anchor in this open bay in Costa Rica, blown by 15 to 20 knot offshore winds of the Papagayos as described in my attached Log #63i. This log gets us into Nicaragua,
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Log #63h More about El Salvador

Log #63h More about El Salvador

Log #63h More about El Salvador Puesta del Sol, Nicaragua Jan. 24, 2019 Hi Folks, We are waiting for a good weather window before leaving for Costa Rica, 145 miles away, hopefully on Jan. 27. After getting hit by the Papagayos winds crossing the Gulfo de Fonseca, I give way to Judy’s concerns for calm
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Log #63g Life in Bahia del Sol, El Salvador

Log #63g Life in Bahia del Sol, El Salvador

Log #63g Life in Bahia del Sol, El Salvador Puesta del Sol, Nicaragua Jan. 17, 2019 We enjoyed El Salvador, especially here, where we were at Bahia del Sol on Costa del Sol (another sunshine coast), thanks to Bill and Jean, American expats that do much for the cruisers in the area. We are even
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Log #63e Puerto Chiapas to El Salvador

Log #63e Puerto Chiapas to El Salvador

Log #63e Puerto Chiapas to El Salvador Bahia del Sol, El Salvador Jan. 3, 2019 We were alongside in Marina Chiapas (14° 41.924′ W, 092° 23.497′ N) for four nights (Dec. 2 to 6). It is a good, modern, economical marina. We could even drink the water from the taps on the dock! Internet was
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Log #63d  Huatulco to Puerto Chiapas

Log #63d Huatulco to Puerto Chiapas

Log #63d Huatulco to Puerto Chiapas Bahia del Sol, El Salvador Dec. 27, 2018 Hi Folks, This log gets us across the treacherous Gulf of Tehuantepec down to Puerto Chiapas, our southernmost point in Mexico before heading down to El Salvador. I have included a bit of extra info on that gulf and sailboat passage
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Log #63c Acapulco to Huatulco

Log #63c Acapulco to Huatulco

Log #63c Acapulco to Huatulco Bahia Del Sol, El Salvador Dec. 12, 2018 We were “stuck” in Club des Yachtes de Acapulco (16⁰ 50.225’N, 099⁰ 54.269’W – see map at the end of this log) for nine days (Nov. 18 to the 27th) getting things fixed. The old adage that “cruising gives one the opportunity
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Log #63b Manzanillo to Acapulco

Log #63b Manzanillo to Acapulco

Log #63b Manzanillo to Acapulco Acapulco Yacht Club Nov.23, 2018 Hi Folks, Attached is my Log #63b Manzanillo to Acapulco with some pictures of merchant ships encountered, a couple of large fish caught, an experience with a large snake, and coming alongside Acapulco Yacht Club with no reverse gear. This is the first marina in
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Log #63a Barra de Navidad to Manzanillo

Log #63a Barra de Navidad to Manzanillo

Log #63a Barra de Navidad to Manzanillo Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico Nov. 19, 2018 Hi Folks, Below is my first Log #63a Barra de Navidad to Manzanillo, of our 2018/2019 winter sailing season. We boarded Veleda in Barra de Navidad on Oct. 28, left the marina to anchor in the lagoon Nov. 1, and set sail
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