|Our view of the bay from the clubhouse deck...pretty nice, Eh?|
After spending 3 wonderful days in Puerto Jimeniz, we motored 8 miles across the bay where we are finally in Golfito located in Golfo Dulce (Sweet Bay). Golfito is located on a beautiful, large, and very protected bay surrounded by tropical forests. We are on a mooring ball at Land Sea, www.marinaservices-yachtdelivery.com a wonderful small "marina" that has a LOT to offer cruisers. It's ran by Tim and Katie, Ex- cruisers who are friendly and very helpful. The "marina" and "Clubhouse" (where beer and sodas are sold on t the honor system) is basically a large dingy dock with only one slip, several moorings, a floating house (where Windfall is currently tied along side), and a wonderful clubhouse with a large deck overlooking the bay. Mooring balls are for rent for $8.00/day, Pet sitting is available, internet, TV room, and some of the nicest showers we've ever seen! Gas grills and all the amenities are free to for the cruisers to use on the deck.It's defiantly going to be a great place to spend our time while in Costa Rica. Tim will even check on our boats while we are traveling around Costa Rica with SOMF.
We stopped at the fueldock before mooring Windfall....$955 for 191 gallons of diesel and 6 gallons of gasoline...OUCH!
|Dockwise loading boats for transport|
Today, Jerry, Lauren, Nancy, and I went to the Port Captain to check in (as a courtesy) ...he could see we had all the proper papers and asked how long we'd be in Gofito...."Uhh, about 60 days," we replied. "Ok, I don't need to see your papers till you check out." We left his office and walked around the street corner to one of the local markets to buy provisions for the week.
A botanical garden is located 8 miles outside of town to make an easy day trip to visit. Sloths, Scarlett Macaw parrots, and Toucans are rumored to be seen just outside of town, so it looks like a bike trip is in order for the crews of Windfall and SOMF.
So, for now, it looks like we're settled into a very comfortable, secure, in a beautiful Costa Rica paradise and looking forward to our car trip with SOMF to explore inland Costa Rica, volcanoes, and maybe a river raft trip!
Come meet us at the clubhouse for cocktails and coldies!