Why so much in a hurry.
Well he is not exactly speeding along at top speed, as his most efficient speed is about 6 knots or so & he is on a budget to keep expenses down when he can. So that is his average traveling speed - give or take a knot. But if he could go 24 hours a day he sure could cover double the distance a day or more & a lot more open sea miles that just traveling the 8 to 12 hours a day of reliable day light at sea & then turning back to the coast to find an anchorage. So he is often currently useing good part of the day just going in to anchorage & back out to sea - back & forth to various anchorages.
Richard does not like 95 % to 99% humidity & 90 to 100 + Degrees weather day in & day out in this area when they are combined at the same time. The heat & humidity is often oppressive & saps your energy.
So he is just going through this area, to get through it & come out the other side, to go to another area, one he actually wants to go to, up north.
He has already done the visiting & vacationing in Costa Rica & the tourist thing in Costa Rica previously in his past & not needing or wanting to do it again all by himself. -- So Already -- been there - done that --- !
He does need to be in New York at beginning of October. So needs to get the boat way more north before then.
It is a lot slower going by yourself, as he must stop most nights to get some sleep & prep & eat meals, do maintenance, etc.
It is not as much fun by yourself & to be all alone & such when your exploring those places.
He is actually not in this location to visit Coast Rica - he is just passing through - as he is a traveler (Not a cruiser) -- and is on his way from Northern Europe - through the Panama Canal - to go to the North Pacific & then Asia in his KK42.
So he is just passing through.
So he is a traveler.
Update. -- 07-19/2017 @ 5:45 pm Pacific Daylight Time
has successfully crossed the "Gulf of Nicoya
" in Costa Rica & is now anchored behind "Isla Cedros",
which is in the "Bahia Paquera"
That in turn is across from & south of " Puntarenas".
He is within sight of the ferry landing at Paquera - maybe a mile or 2 away or so, where the ferry docks that runs back & forth from city of "Puntarenas" to town of "Paquera".
If the anchorage turns out to be a good one that we think it will be - he will Probably stay there a couple nights to rest & such.
Note - there are very strong tidal currents in this area due to tide changes & this large body of water that is north of here in this bigger bay above Puntarenas. He is near the entrance - so strongest tidal flow is there.