Thursday, January 3, 2013

Golfito, Costa Rica

Current location: Panama City, Panama

By Mickey Doolittle

Hello again blog readers!! Our time in Golfito was awesome. When we entered it was POURING rain like God was mad!! And I mean REALLY mad, but there was no lightening.  We were planning to hook up to a mooring ball (watch video below). It took three tries to get on it. Normally, it takes one or two attempts.  Finally, when we finished, I spotted two other friend’s boats, Macha and Contento.

This is a power boat, not a sailboat, but it should give you an idea of what it is.

At last we went into “Land and Sea”. It is a cruiser’s place about 20 feet from the mooring balls. When we got there we said hi to the crew of Macha: Tony, Caroline and their daughter Malia.  After we visited, we went to dinner. On the walk back to the boat, we heard light saber frogs. Well, they made sounds like a light saber. After three nights of underway passage, I got a good night’s sleep.

When I woke up I started making pancakes. They were awesome!! After eating, we walked into town and we got cash from the bank and groceries. Finally, my family and I walked the two miles home. We got there and loaded up the dinghy, took one trip out and came back in.  When we returned to the dock, dad decided to go to a different restaurant that night.  So we walked down the road and came across “Fish Hook”.  I devoured a delicious burger. When we were done, we returned to the boat and curled up and went to sleep.

The rest of the time in Golfito was wonderful.  We are dinner with Katie, the owner of Land and Sea. She invited her friend’s nieces and we talked via Google Translator, because they only spoke Spanish.  Also, mom and I crossed the border of Costa Rica and Panama to purchase cheaper groceries.  That is a long story! We finally got a generator, but it was VERY complicated. On the final night we ate a delicious dinner.





  1. Great post Mickey! I liked your figure of speech about the rain. Are you going to be able to watch the football playoffs?

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