Golfo Dulce

Added 27 Mar 2012
Leaving Drake's Bay we sail into the lee side of the Osa Peninsula and the beautiful Golfo Dulce. This is one of the deepest gulfs of it's size in the world and it's famous for thick primary forest. After breakfast we visit Casa Orquideas, a tropical botanical garden accessible only by boat and owned by Ron and Trudy McAllister. 30 years in the making, the gardens hold a profusion of tropical plants, orchids and many birds, including Scarlet Macaws, tanagers and toucans. Our guides lead walks around the gardens and Ron and Trudy are on hand to answer questions too. Back on board ship we offer swimming off the stern before we lift anchor and reposition to another area in the gulf, called Golfito. Some guests take off by kayak and others enjoy zodiac rides here, exploring the bays and inlets, forests and mangroves of the area. This evening we enjoy another sumptuous dinner as we set sail for Panama. Tomorrow we'll wake up in another country! In addition breakfast will be different! The crew have a asked for some feedback and one of the things we've commented upon is the position of the toaster! Up to now it's been in the corner of the dining room and there's been quite a queue at peak times. Apparently on most voyages the ship has little demand for toast, but with a ship full of Brits the toast consumption has broken all records. So tomorrow the dining staff are moving the toaster to a more accessible location. However that means the yoghurt will be in the corner, which may cause chaos. Watch the blog for further updates.