After leaving marina Papagayo we hopped down the coast of the Nicoya Peninsula stopping at anchorages in Isla Pan de Azucar, Bahia Portero, Playa Conchal. As we were departing Playa Conchal Mike spotted the track and car on the back of the boom had blown out. We headed back into Playa Coco (which meant checking back in) to figure out what to do. We cut the old block off and Maluhia had a spare Velcro strap which we put on the boom and connected the Cunningham to the sail. Now we are set up more like a racing boat but it works! We re-provisioned, checked out and headed for Tamarindo where the water was clear and warm and the swimming was great. When we got to Samara there was a big southwest swell and we spent a couple of very rolly nights before heading for Bahia Ballena where it was nice and flat. We bought a couple of Pargo (similar to a red snapper) from the local fishermen and threw them on the grill just as our friends aboard Maluhia were coming in to anchor. We all had a great meal and a good time catching up.