Dolphins, sea turtles, and whales ahoy! A sailor’s life for me- well, actually a pampered touron life while the sailors do all the work. If not for the courage of the fearless crew the ship would be adrift and run aground in no time. E’s parents coordinated another family trip on a lovely sailing ship, this time off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica with a pre-trip to the Cloud Forest for some sky bridges and zip lining and bird/butterfly watching; and an inland day trip to Nicaragua visiting the rim of an active volcano that used to see virgin sacrifices, then to Granada, and 16th century marketplaces; and another inland day trip down a river thick with crocodiles, monkeys, birds, and lizards of all sorts; and a day on a “white sand” beach with snorkeling off a coral reef and a big barbeque. We had a peach and mango full-moon twilight, and clear sailing each balmy night of star/moon gazing.