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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Drake Bay

After motoring 50 nm yesterday we are now anchored on the outside of the Oso Peninsula in Drake Bay (8d41.95'N, 83d40.04'W, 20 ft LW). Coming around Capa Matapalo at the southern tip of the peninsula we could just barely make out some of the lodge at Bosque del Cabo. Fishing was only good for skipjack of which we caught four and threw them all back. The anchorage is quite exposed the ocean swells so whe have our flopper stopper (Magma) deployed.

Here in Bahia Drake, there is another nice eco lodge, Aguila del Osa, where we meet Brad the owner who kindly arranged a dive trip to Isla Cano for us this morning ($130 pp 2 tank, incl. lunch and permits). The island, a national park, is about an hour panga ride off the coast here and not a good anchorage for us even if we could get permits. There is a new regulation theat went into effect last week limiting the number of snorklers/divers. The lodges here had no advance notice and many guests had to delay or miss their dives because of cruise ship snorklers taking up many of the slots.

Aguila's dock is just inside the river mouth in the SW corner of the bay. It is possible for yatistas to eat there with some advance notice.

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