southern costa rica

Northbound: Along the Pacific Coast with SV Aeeshah

Northbound:

Along the Pacific Costa Rican Coast

with SV AEESHAH

southern costa rica
Southern Costa Rica

SVย AEESHAH entered Costa Rica from the south and checked in at Golfito, Costa Ricas southernmost port of entry.ย  While awaiting parts they explored the area by dinghy and by car.ย  Their photos and descriptions below capture their experience and the natural beauty in abundance in Costa Rica.

costa rican blues
Costa Rican blues

We wentย across to the peninsular opposite Banana Bayย had a look aroundย the bay with its amazingly, green, foliage, from the mangroves at the shoreline to the mammoth trees covering the hillsides.

costa rican greens
Costa Rican greens
banana bay sunset
Costa Rican purples and pinks

To break the week up and relieve the boredom: we again rented a car.ย 

The first destination:

Wilson Botanical Gardens

The Robert and Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden has a rich, internationally recognized collection of tropical plants from around the world. Over 1,000 genera in more than 200 plant families form the unique collection that is an integral part of the Las Cruces Research Station. There are hundreds of bromeliads and orchids; dozens of philodendrons and other aroids of all sizes; scores of heliconias; plus ferns, gingers, marantas, giant bamboo and close 500 species of palms well represented on the 12-hectare (30-acre) site.

The Wilson Botanical Garden is part of โ€œLa Amistad Biosphere Reserveโ€ that encompasses 472,000 hectares of park land and buffer zones centered in the southern Talamanca mountain range in Costa Ricaโ€™s South Pacific.โ€

Ferns
Not surprisingly all ahead was greens or every hue and shade as far as one could see.
Bamboo
Bamboo is part of the grass family.
Agouti
On our way we saw a few Agouti. They were hunting through the brush for berries and nuts to eat. Such cute animals, looking like a huge Guinea pig but with the legs of a short deer.
The gingers flowers were very impressive, with so many varieties and all under the huge, shade, trees which made for a lovely, walk.

To continue reading about this road trip inland or other adventures with SVย AEESHAHย visit: https://www.aeeshah.com/2024/06/golfito-area-wilson-botanical-gardens-piedras-blancas-national-park-where-are-you/

Want a photo tour instead?ย  Visit: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMJkD0xR29D02xiu5efL4CyJpGvLZbkdGiRHmTNx8-HDRcI-nHYPP9Iibrw1X6zHQ?key=V3VRRWpoaTJRUkpYVjQ5Zm1rcVoyR0hUNjVzTVNB

SVย AEESHAHย ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒย Jen & John โ€“ Gulfstart Hirsh

THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR ADVENTURE!

 


BOW POINTING AT SHORE

PICTURES OF THE WEEK : SEASON 8: 2024-07-17

BOW POINTING AT SHORE
SV BETHANIA making landfall in French Polynesia after 32 days at sea. BRAVO ZULU

SVย BETHANIA ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Wolfgang & Paulina - Irwin 54'

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Fresh Produce Delivery at Buenadventura Marina, Panama.

MVย TIDINGS OF JOY ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Jeff & Joy - DeFever 52โ€ฒ

fireworks buenadventura
Fireworks in Panama on the Fourth of July.

SVย SERENITY ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Mark & Kathryn โ€“ Antares 44โ€ฒ

In Bocas del Toro, the primary mode of transport is by water and for the local kids, this means taking their dugout canoes and paddling to school...

SVย DULCINEA ?????Lerouge Wildcat 65


Wolfgand and Pauline from SV Bethania

MEET THE FLEET: SV BETHANIA Wolfgang & Paulina

chilean vessel crossing panama canal

SV Bethania coming through the Panama Canal flying their Chilean Flag

Wolfgand and Pauline from SV Bethania
Wolfgang and Pauline from SV Bethania

We are Wolfgang Schulze & Paulina Troncoso.

Wolfgang began sailing when he was 12-13 years old.ย  5 years later we met and I soon started to sail with him.ย  We had our first sailboat after we married: an old wooden 32 ft.ย  Our second boat was a Morgan 38ft sloop.ย  We sailed from Florida to Chilean Patagonia. We sailed 15 years along the Chilean coast.ย  Then we decided to sail out of Chile and started from Valparaiso to Galapagos, through de Canal, Cartagena de Indias, San Andres, Providencia, Roatan, Rio dulce, Riviera Maya Mexico, Guatemala, USA, Bahamas Turcs and Caicos, Dominican Republic and BVI.ย  We loved this boat and all the places we went.ย  Unfortunately our lovely boat sank in hurricane Irma in St Maarten on 2017.ย  We began our new adventure rebuilding a Irwin 54 ft monohull sloop for 18 months in St Peterburg, Florida.

We named this vessel Bethania.

Aboard Bethania, we recently crossed the Panama Canal with our friend, Marco.ย  We went out the the Perlas Archipelago to prepare for our ocean Crossing.ย  The journey from Isla Contadora to Hiva Oa, in the Marquesan islands of French Polynesia took us 32 days without any problems. We really enjoyed every day; every day was different. The wind , the sea, the sky were different. Not one of us wanted to get to the islands; we were so happy and relaxed.ย  We had sailed long before, but never such a long distance.

SV Bethania Crew

left to right: Marco, Pauline, & Wolfgang: Their Chilean flag signed and their Pacific Crossing Complete.


Marina Pez Vela Guatemala

MARINA PEZ VELA ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น GUATEMALA SPONSORS THE OCEAN POSSE

MARINA PEZ VELA ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น SPONSORS THE OCEAN POSSE

13ยฐ 55.4683' Nย ย  090ยฐ 47.6866' W

Marina Pez Vela Guatemala
Marina Pez Vela Guatemala

"Thank you very very much for your time and info today.
We look forward to making our marina and Guatemala a must see stop of the Ocean Posse.
As discussed here are our preferential rates

  • Short term stay ( daily rate ) in marina 0.85 cents x foot per day
  • Weekly rate in marina 0.75 cents x foot per day
  • Monthly rate in marina 0.65 cents x foot per day

Welcome to Guatemala !
Rodrigo Aguilar

https://panamaposse.com/marina-pez-vela-guatemala

RESERVATIONS

EMAIL: ivanmarroquin11@gmail.com

TEL:ย  +502 2270 9494

ADDRESS: Km 112.5 Carretera Puerto de San Jose, Escuintla, Escuintla

N 13ยบ55โ€™30โ€ / W 90ยบ47โ€™42โ€™โ€™

Wet SlipS & SERVICES

Other services available for you:

  1. Electricity: 110 and 220V
  2. Water: available to all slips and boats stored at dry dock area
  3. Towing: we have two special tractors to bring boats in and out of the water
  4. Storage: should you need additional protected space to store equipment, we have storage rooms available for rent from 5 to 12 sq meters
  5. Boat Detailing: our staff will help you should you need cleaning services
  6. Mechanical Services:ย inside the marina we have three different mechanical services providers to help you solve your technical and maintenance needs
  7. Clearing Services: When entering Guatemala from abroad, we can refer you to an agent that will help expedite your clearing process, registration forms, "zarpe", etc.
  8. Fuel Services:ย  we provide diesel and gasoline services for all type of boats
  9. Restaurant

 

SAFE WAY POINTS AND APPROACH TO MARINA PEZ VELA GUATEMALA

Marina Pez Vela

OFFICIAL WEBSITE >>
http://marinapezvelagt.com/


OCEAN POSSE

LA PLAYITA MARINA ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ SPONSORS THE OCEAN POSSE

LA PLAYITA MARINA ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ SPONSORS THE OCEAN POSSE

08ยฐ 54.7319' N 079ยฐ 31.565' W
LA PLAYITA MARINA SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

LA PLAYITA MARINA SPONSORS THE OCEAN POSSE
We welcome the Ocean Posse with a special welcome deal.

If the boat stay more than 1 day, it gets the first night at no cost(free)

GM
Carmen Garcia de Paredes

CONTACT

Calzada de Amador Isla Naos Entrando por el Restaurante Mi Ranchito
ย +507 314-1730

laplayita@siwireless.com

la playita marina
AMENITIES

  • Showers
  • Potable Water
  • 30/50 AMP Electricity
  • Dinghy Dock ($10 paid access, if anchored out )
  • Security / Video Surveillance
  • Internet / Wifi
  • Cell Phone coverage 4G
  • Panama Canal Vessel Length Measuring
  • Fuel Dock
  • Ice
  • Boat Cleaning / Bottom Cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Trash & Recycling
  • Shop
  • Boat Rentals
  • Support access for Service Providers
  • Fumigation
  • Galapagos Prep Hull Cleaning
  • Ferry Terminal
  • Uber / Taxi pick up
  • Parking
  • Resort with Air conditioned rooms
  • Walking distance to shops and Chandleries
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Pizza

LOCATION

SAFE APPROACH


La Playita de Amador Marina

 

OFFICIAL WEBSITE >>

FB >>
LA PLAYITA MARINA


Puerto Amistad Marina chart

PUERTO AMISTAD MARINA ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ ECUADOR SPONSORS THE OCEAN POSSE

PUERTO AMISTAD MARINA ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ ECUADOR SPONSORS THE OCEAN POSSE
0ยฐ 36.4166' Sย  080ยฐ25.355' W
Marina Puerto Amistad

ย 

ย 

Hi! I'm
Gene Tautum

Gene Tatum !

I would like to personally welcome you to our beautiful city. Puerto Amistad is located walking distance from shopping, hardware stores, medical facilities,and eating and drinking establishments.

At Puerto Amistad we have a full service Restaurant and bar, Cruisers area, Wifi to the Buoys, Hot Showers, Laundry service, and a spacious dinghy dock. You will find excellent mechanics and services here. Hope to see you soon

 

With pleasure we are happy to announce the Sponsorship of the Pacific Posse
This season the Pacific Posse will have:
10% discount over our lowest rates

IMPORTANT FACT

We don't have lightening,!

 

CONTACT:

Tel: +593 99 348 8519

Land Line: +593-5-269-3112

Whatsapp: +593-099-348-8519
Email: dockmaster@puertoamistad.com

Puerto Amistad Marina
AMENITIES

  • Clearing In
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Fuel
  • Water
  • Internet
  • Provisioning
  • General Store
  • Showers

Marina Purto Amistad ECUADOR
PRICES & SERVICES

DIESEL $2.90/GALLONย  AS OF 1 MAY 2022 (PRICE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

  • MOORING: (FRONT AND AFT BUOY)$300.00 (MONTH) $100.00 (WEEKLY)$ 15.00 (PER DAY*)
  • SPIN MOORING: (SINGLE BUOY)$350.00 MONTH $18.00 (PER DAY*)
  • ANCHOR $7.00 (PER DAY*)
  • PURIFIED WATER: $2.00/5 GAL. BOTTLE
  • NON-POTABLE BUT FILTERED WATER AVAILABLE AT DINGY DOCKย  $25
  • LAUNDRY: $0.60 (PER POUND)
  • CLEANING OF EXTERIOR SAILBOAT: QUOTATION
  • BOTTOM CLEANING
  • $1.25 (PER FOOT OF MONOHULL)
  • $1.50 (PER FOOTย  CATAMARAN)
  • $1.75 (PER FOOT TRI HULL)
  • VESSEL MORE THAN 3 MONTHS WITHOUT CLEANING ADD $0.25 PER FOOT.
  • DIESEL, PROPANE AND GASOLINE AVAILABLE AT THE MAINTENANCE DOCK OR DELIVERED TO YOUR VESSEL
  • ENGINE MAINTENANCE $25/HR
  • ELECTRICAL $25/HR
  • WOODWORKERS AND OTHER TRADES AS QUOTED

 

Marina Purto Amistad ECUADOR

 

INTERNATIONAL AGENCY CHECK IN AND CHECK OUT

 

  • AUTOGRAFO FOR GALAPAGOSย  (QUOTATION)
  • $180.00 CHECK-IN INTERNATIONAL/ $180 INTERNATIONAL CHECKOUT
  • $120 CHECK-IN NATIONAL/$120 NATIONAL CHECKOUT
  • PILOT FOR ENTRY $35.00

SAFE APPROACH

 


LOCATION :

WEBSITE: puertoamistad.com