Heading North

We dropped the hook in Bahía Brasilito toward the north end of Costa Rica early this morning after a fast overnight passage from Bahía Ballena.  The passage was so fast (with a favorable current) that we had to stop and drift for three hours in the middle of the night so we could make a daylight entrance into the bay.  We are going to spend the day here and let the engine cool so that Bill can check out his repairs and adjust the leaking-too-fast shaft seal on the engine shaft.  We have had to pump the bilge about every 2 hours to keep the bilge water alarm from sounding.  This is not unusual after a haul out and the boat needs to be run for some time before the final adjustments can be made correctly since we have a drip-less seal on the shaft.  When it is correctly adjusted it should drip no water.

Next leg of the journey should take us all the way to Mexico – about a week away – to the southern-most port, Puerto Madero.