We waved goodbye to Richard and Nicki yesterday and they are en route to Christchurch via Houston and Auckland. We felt really sad to see them go, but clearly that is the right answer for Richard's right arm.
We have spent the time here at La Playita preparing Tintin for the next stage: the Pacific Ocean. This is the last big town (2 million in Panama City) we will see for a while!
The usual jobs have been ticked off the list: engine checks, rig check, filling tanks with water and topping up the diesel, filling up with provisions. Here's Rob with the supermarket till receipt!