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Playa del Coco to Bahia Ballena
When we left Playa del Coco we knew we were leaving the “windy zone: behind. Typically within 50-75 miles we would be out of the bulk of the effects of the Papagayos, It was both good and bad. On one hand we would be rid of the Papgayos but on the other we might totally lose any wind we might need to sail.
Our experience was mixed. We had winds F1 to F3 with enough of a cross swell to be annoying. We had a mix of sailing and motoring with more motoring as we got farther south.
There was a lot of small panga fishing traffic at night. Long lines with blinky lights. You need a sharp lookout inshore or you need to travel well offshore with the tankers and other large ships.
Bahia Ballena into Golfo de Nicoya to Punta Leona
There wasn’t much wind for us. You might sometimes get some afternoon winds or you might not. There is a bit of current as you get deeper into the Gulf and this is also where we started to see some fairly large debris and logs in the water. Something to think about if you are travelling at night. Water clarity also drops pretty sharply in here.
We only travelled during the day so no info on the fishing taffic.
Marc and Laura.
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