March 4 – Waiting in Golfito

It was a two day motor sail from La Playita, Panama to Fish Hook Marina, Golfito, Costa Rica.  Long lines of pelicans and cormorants passed us by as well as a small pod of dolphins.  In the two days on this side of the Canal we’ve seen more birds than the whole four months in the Caribbean.  It’s good to be back in the Pacific.

Chesapeake is stripped of her sails as we get her ready for the transport ship.  We have a resident egret who fishes near our bow throughout the day.  It’s unbelievably hot here, and of course humid.  We can’t wait to get back to the cool Bay Area weather.

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guarded by an egret

One thing I’m really looking forward to is our washer and dryer and other land conveniences.