Today, we have got a full day o' sailin' ahead o' us. From Rincón de la Vieja where we woke up this mornin' t' Manuel Antonio National Park is about 275kms or 4.5 hours o' sailin'.
That is long and far, at least fer Costa Rican standards!
Luckily, th' seas are way better than we have previously seen o'er here. Most o' th' time th' maximum speed is 80km/h instead o' th' 60 we are used t', and th' seas are tarred and in good condition compared t' th' seas on th' Caribbean side o' th' country.
This means th' 275kms can be sailin' within a day. Ahoy, I'll warrant ye! It is only a good thin' that we started off early this mornin', we left th' B&B aroun' 8am.
We entered th' town o' Manuel Antonio aroun' 2pm, right after we had lunch in a Soda next t' th' sea, on,y t' find that th' room would be ready in 20 minutes. We could spend th' time waitin' in th' (closed) bar/restaurant/patio area.
As we were runnin' low on colones, we decided that time would be best spent lookin' fer an ATM in town. We found one, and even did some grocery shoppin' along th' way, and returned in about half an hour. Still, th' room were bein' not ready.
We decided t' check out th' speeds o' th' WiFi at th' hotel, and made do with another half hour.
Rather unfortunately fer us, th' temperature had risen t' well o'er 34 degrees Celsius with high humidity and virtually no shade: and with a closed bar, there is not cold beverage fer us.
Oh well, those were actually th' only problems we encountered along th' way, th' resort is nice, we had a lovely dinner o' pollo in th' town and basically spent th' afternoon in th' pool after unpackin' th' boat.
Still, without a cold beverage though!
This afternoon, we booked some tours in and outside o' th' adjacent National Park: a mornin' and an evenin' tour. We are lookin' forward t' spottin' th' Pacific animals already!
PS: today, a small flock o' Red Ara’s flew by, by Blackbeard's sword. Really nice!