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Cedros Island and dinghy fuel

After touring Tambor it was time to take the two additional hours to see Cedros Island in the Nicoya Inlet. We found a recommended cove and settled into it. It was nice to be back in calm anchorages again.

We launched the dinghy and did a circumnavigation of the island looking for fun things.

Cedros is a beautiful mostly uninhabited island, just a small settlement on one end is all we found. A few beaches and lots of wildlife. We did not find the elusive Scarlett Macaw, but lots of other birds.

We were running low on dinghy fuel, so we decided to go to a ferry stop on a nearby island and fill the jerry cans. I tied to a concrete walkway, and it turned out I had to take a taxi to a gas station. I left the girls with the dinghy and took off. When I returned there was a shady looking guy untying the dinghy. The girls were sitting there and questioning him. He said that he was just looking at how it was tied. Hmmmm. We got out of there, but I cannot help believing that his intents were not completely wholesome. I was glad the girls were there to save us from the loss.

After a beautiful night on anchor, we decided to go to the old prison on San Lucas Island and have a tour. We were headed to Puntarenas, but the tide needed to be high to get into the port. With High tide happening around 5:00 PM it was possible to go to Isla St Lucas and tour in the morning and still make it to Puntarenas in time.

We enjoyed another beautiful Costa Rican sunset and slept in a perfectly calm harbor.

Technical Data:

Time: 1 h 22 m ( 08:33 to 09:55 ) Distance: 8.09 nm

Fuel: 2.98 Gallons Fuel Rate: 2.18 GPH Fuel Economy: 2.72 NM/G

Avg Speed: 6.20 kn Max Speed: 8.57 kn

Engine Runtime Start: 3728.40 Hours Runtime End: 3729.75 Hours Fuel: 2.98 Gallons Fuel Rate: 2.18 GPH Fuel Rate Max: 3.09 GPH Avg RPM: 1006.80 Max RPM: 1218.80 Avg Oil Pressure: 51.74 Low Oil Pressure: 32.49 Avg Temperature: 181.33 Max Temperature: 192.20

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