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  • Seagull
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    The ship relocated during lunch, and there was another zodiac landing in the afternoon at a small pier. From this central location there were opportunities for varied walks in two opposite directions, or the option of taking things easy at the Aguila de Osa Inn above the pier. I managed to do all three!



    As well as bird-watching opportunities, there was also a nice view of Serenissima from the inn.



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  • Seagull
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    The morning's activities had given me an appetite for lunch!






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  • Seagull
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    Day 13 – 3rd February 2017 - Corcavado National Park, Bahia Drake, Costa Rica.


    Taken from one of the zodiacs next day, I again managed a couple of photos - this detail of the load line...



    ...and another lovely view of the ship as the zodiac headed for the starting point of the morning hike.

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    My last photos of the day, and yet another special favourite, was taken from the end of the pier where I was attracted by the silhouette of rocks and trees and the ship beyond.

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  • Seagull
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    I walked into the town in the adternoon, breaking off at the Marina complex with its smart shops and cafes for a cool drink, before continuing along the promenade to the town centre.


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  • Seagull
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    Such was the light and the now-calm water, I actually took a (favourite!) photo of Serenissima from the zodiac.

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    A half-hour drive brought us to the Manuel Antonio National Park where we go walking along pleasant trails and a beautiful beach, and see monkeys, sloths and tropical birds. Although staying in the town would have been an option on the drive back, and there would be a shuttle bus throughout the afternoon when we had free time, I returned to the ship for lunch.

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    We use the zodiacs to make a dry landing onto a floating pontoon at the side of a pier. Quepos is renowned as a centre for sport fishing, and the many gleaming white and expensive-looking vessels around the nearby marina add to the general air of prosperity. Quite a fleet of these appeared suddenly and passed at high speed, the resulting bow waves giving one of our zodiacs an exciting and rather less than dry experience!

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  • Seagull
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    Day 12 – 2nd February 2017 - Quepos, Costa Rica.

    The ship is approaching the port of Quepos where we will anchor.


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  • Seagull
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    Here is a bonus photo - the last I took that day. (Although we had a barbeque out on deck that evening I seem to have been more busy eating than taking photos!)


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  • Clipper
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    This is a real classic. Belongs in Noble Caledonia's brochure/web site.

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    Exploring the rocks at the far end of the beach, I took another favourite photo of the cruise!

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    During lunch the ship relocated the short distance to Isla Tortuga for a different kind of afternoon relaxing or strolling on the beach. There is a public beach here, but we had our own designated area with seating. There will be a shuttle service operating throughout the afternoon. As you see there are crew on the zodiacs who have been bringing things ashore. A member of the expedition staff is organising swimming and snorkeling, and crew members have set up a bar and refreshments.





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  • Seagull
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    We spent the morning walking in the Curú National Wildlife Refuge, seeing monkey species and other animals, but here on the ship’s thread it is the birds that complete another of my favourite photos of the whole voyage, and a great illustration of the delights of small ship cruising.

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  • Seagull
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    The crew are launching the zodiacs.



    It is then the appropriately qualified members of the expedition staff who operate the zodiacs - a different arrangement from on Hurtigruten’s expedition cruises.





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