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Old 28-08-2011, 18:13   #16
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I see that you have updated your blog. That there's some nice writing!

It is a real shame that Mel must leave. Plus, I'm not sure you can be trusted alone, in a beautiful place like Costa Rica! Seems to me, that she will be working a month or two, just to offset the costs of travelling to and from the boat?

If you get someplace that you can receive shipments, let me know what you need for supplies. I'd be happy to help.

PS-Forget making lemonade....how about brewing up some beer?
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TRUSTED?

What do you mean by that? How much trouble can I get into while sanding, varnishing, and painting? My middle initial isn't T!

Mel will work at least 3 months. Her flights to Fl, and S.F. are less than a weeks wages. I have taught her to be quite the shopper.

Mel suggested you, and the weather lady come down, and visit once I am settled in. Get in a few daysails, and use Imagine as a hub to visit the country.

Looks like we willl leave tonight, and have to motor about halfway to Golfito. We'll turn on spot as we leave.......i2f
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Hey John have a great trip. Enjoy Costa Rica we had a great time when we were there a few years ago and we didn't have a boat.
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Old 29-08-2011, 22:15   #19
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Mel suggested you, and the weather lady come down, and visit once I am settled in. Get in a few daysails, and use Imagine as a hub to visit the country.
If I can get these realtors off their arses, and get an offer on the casa, there is nothing I'd rather do than take you up on that offer. Otherwise, no vacation time for 8 months. I keep trying to get my boss to fire me, but no luck. He says he's a desparate man. Not many fools out there wanting to do this job.

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If southbound, check in at QUEPOS......but not before visiting Playas del Coco further north.........it's a well-protected cove with cruiser-friendly facilities and social scene, no marina or dock.
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We checked in at Puntarenas. Got it together, and left for Golfito. I am the only boat here, and there's not much in the way of boat supplies. The little brown girl flew home yesterday for some work, and I am left working on the boat. Absence makes the heart grow fonder........i2f
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is puntarenas easy to check in? do i need same stuff i needed in mexico?
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It was not hard. We used an agent. I was afraid to leave the crew alone on the boat, because of the swift current, and his inability to do anything. We later went up to Costa Rica Yacht Club, and got a mooring. I would use Porto Belo next time. A lot cheaper, and right next door.

Get a mooring, and the bus is 75cents each way. Port Captain, and Immigration arwe within blocks of eachother. Aduana is on the edge of town, but closer to the moorings. 3 bus rides, and $60, a half a day, a wee bit of misunderstandings unless your Spanish is very good. Be sure to ask for the national Zarpe so you can go anywhere, and not pay again. You only have to report to the Captain. The Captain just waved us off with a smile after looking at our paperwork.

What kind of work are you looking for? I wouldn't leave the boat alone unless on a mooring, and locked up in Puntarenas. Bring what you can from Mexico. An example is 1 gln of deisel motor oil is $26.00 where Panma it was $12.00, and the same brand. A pound of butter is $5.50, and some meats are cheap, but most aren't. Soaps, beans, rice, and such are expensive too. The cardboard tube of Quakers oatmeal is nearly $6.00. I tried the local, but it was no good. I am doing foot work, and asking questions now for repairs......i2f
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Furthering the evidence that "SAILING is not always a slick magazine cover!"
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thankyou i2f---i will provision in mexico and go from there.... coooolness..sounds easy enough.
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I'll be moving to Nicaragua in Nov just north of C.R. Then head to Hawaii from there. People, and boats can only stay 90 days here, and then have to leave for 72 hours. I hear a mooring is $100 a month in Nicaragua, and Guatemala was difficult. Guatemala is hearsay from one boat, so others may have found something different?........i2f
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I'll be moving to Nicaragua in Nov just north of C.R. Then head to Hawaii from there. People, and boats can only stay 90 days here, and then have to leave for 72 hours. I hear a mooring is $100 a month in Nicaragua, and Guatemala was difficult. Guatemala is hearsay from one boat, so others may have found something different?........i2f
thankyou!!!! good to know this stuff....
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Always glad to help a lady that carries a screwdriver, and black laced bra.........i2f
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thankyou---you have a good memory!!
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Only my muscles, and stamina are gone. My memory is still ok......i2f
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