Saturday, May 07, 2011

Bahia Ballena

Now past the gap winds, we continued to motor-sail SE on our over-night journey to Bahia Ballena in Costa Rica's Gulf of Nicoya. Jordan caught a beautiful large Mahi Mahi (Dorado) about half an hour before reaching our destination. We then motored into Bahia Ballena (N09°43.021' W085°00.586') at 11:00 and laid anchor. The Gulf of Nicoya has several islands, some of which we will be exploring in a few days.

MV Hobo, a trawler boat from the US that we had met in El Salvador, was also at anchor and we later jointed them at the Ballena Bay Yacht Club to catch up on stories over cold beers. It was nice to finally meet up with another cruiser that we knew!

It is very calm in the bay here so landing a dinghy was fairly easy. But we did need to set a stern anchor to keep it from going under the concrete stairs of the fishing pier as the tide went up & down.

Sea Turtle dinghy by stairs

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