Thursday, January 23, 2014

Sailing, Sailing, Over The Bounding Main

Marlin del Rey 1

for many a stormy wind shall blow e're Jack comes home again.

Or 6 o'clock, whichever comes first.

The afternoon sail is a nearly obligatory activity in Tamarindo. We took the Marlin del Rey this year, a large catamaran. It takes you out around a point northwest of town to a cove where you can swim or snorkel. There is an open bar (boy, those Canadians can knock back the brewskis) and a buffet lunch. On the way back you can sun yourself or watch for whales. We saw some. Bad pictures to follow.

A word of advice for those with northern European genes, like, say, an Irish-Polish blend. Wear sunscreen whose SPF number is about the same as the population of New York City. I didn't get badly burned but felt miserable last night. Is there such a thing as sun poisoning? I should have worn a burnoose.

The last two photos are particularly for my friend Olivier. There were many interesting characters on board. We'll see some of them tomorrow.                  

Marlin del Rey 2

Marlin del Rey 3

Marlin del Rey 4

Marlin del Rey 5


cieldequimper said...

You're having fun!

Olivier said...

petit coquin va ;)) un moment tres sympathique , le paysage devait etre magnifique (exterieur/interieur bateau) merci pour cette pensée ;o)) said...

This is a popular excursion. I like to take photos of the sailboat against the sunset as it returns to Tamarindo Bay.

Luis Gomez said...

Bob, what a great set of images.

William Kendall said...

Magnificent shots, Bob!

Nathalie H.D. said...

The last two certainly not only for Olivier. A number of male eyes would have enjoyed them too. And so do we, women - what's pretty is pretty :)

Lovely sailing cruise. May I say that I'm jealous?

PS - you didn't answer me re the turtle protection program...

Oakland Daily Photo said...

It doesn't hurt to look. Right, Bob?

Stefan Jansson said...

I really like a few of the candid snaps in this post.