Last Day in Santa Elena
Our last day in Santa Elena we decided to go snorkeling
at Tooth Rock near the entrance to the bay.
The snorkeling was good, if not spectacular. The water was
warm and visibility was pretty good, although there were a number
of very small jellyfish about. I got a few minor stings, but
they weren't serious enough to make me stop swimming as I
took pictures of the various fish swimming to and fro.
We got back to the boat before noon, had lunch, and did
a number of boat chores to get ready for our next short
passage to Playa del Cocos, where we will check into
Costa Rica officially. I charted out our course, checked
the weather using the SSB and email, printed up copies of our ships
documents, passports, and crew lists for the check in proces, and
checked the oil in the engine and genset, adding a quart to the engine
as it was a bit low. We made a nice Spaghetti Dinner and ate
al fresco to (yet another) beautiful sunset.
Tomorrow morning we will get up bright and early as we
plan to leave Santa Elena at 5-6 am so as to arrive in Coco
at noon in plenty of time to go ashore and check in with the officials