Sunday morning, and not too much breeze yet. Arrived in Potrero on friday after noon. Called up an old friend Steve who now lives down here. We motored ashore and tried to not get too wet in the surf. I'm getting better at landing the zodiac in the surf but like Kevin always said "make sure you put cameras and valuables in a water tight bag" Steve came and met us at the "monkey bar" (i wonder why i wanted to go there!) we had a nice visit and he asked us to come to his place for the evening which is in Tamarindo. We were reluctant as we don't like to leave the dinghy on the beach for too long. He called a friend who happened to have a house on the beach right next to where we landed and said it was o.k. to leave the dinghy there. We drove in to Tamarindo with Safari Steve at a bout 150mph. Even 40kmp seems fast when you havent been in vehicle for a while. No kidding i thought we were going hit at least one person and a few other cars on the way , i'll stick to 40kt winds.
Steve lives in a really happening resort type town. Lots of surf shops and bars. He has a nice place with a pool and lots of palm trees all aroun. We all went out to eat at a local bar. The owner knows Steve and his dad John quite well. They even had shepherds pie ready for us! After that we went to a bar where there was a good band playing. It was Nancy's birhday so we thought it would be good to go out. We didn't stay too long as Nancy was quite tired from the night before when we could not sleep because of all the wind at anchor.
The next morning we went for a walk to the beach before everyone else got up. Steve had kept on insisting that we come around to Tamarindo and anchor so i went to take a look at the beach. No wonder it is not in any of the guides. It's o.k. to surf into shore but i wouldn't attempt it in the zodiac.
Anyway Steve got up and took us on a whirlwind tour and down to a lovely beach where they all surf. The beach bar was called Lolas and was really nice. We saw teak trees which they grow or farm here. Lots of development, the gringo's have allready inflated all the prices so it's not like it was 15 or 20 years ago.
Back to Potrero and our boat. We brought Steve and his dad out for a visit and then they went back to Tamarindo. It was nice to see them hang out for a bit. We will stay here for a day or two then start heading south out of the papagayo's. We are waiting to hear from my brother Glenn who is planning to visit soon.