Eagle's Big Left Turn

Now that La Paz is our temporary home, for now, travel with us as we explore Baja and other Mexico destinations, learning about the riches that Mexico has to offer with it's history and people.

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Rainy season in La Paz

25 September 2016 | La Paz
Jeanne
During August and September we get almost daily thunderstorms. They usually show up about 2pm and increase in intensity over the hours. This one had the most spectacular clouds. Then it got really grey, a few rumbles, an occasional flash and then nothing!
I love these clouds!

Fallout?

25 September 2016 | Lookong NW from La Paz
Jeanne
This cloud was seen last night at sunset... In the approximate vicinity of the small village of San Evaristo.....we are hoping it's just Mother Nature the showing her stuff..!

Do you see the problem?

24 September 2016 | La Paz
Jeanne
So this is the entrance to the local orthopedic supply house where I have been getting extra crutch tips and my shoes built up. I've wanted to take this shot before...... Do you see the problem with the entry to a "handicapped accessory store ". Hello?!

It's a "3" speed day!

19 September 2016 | La Paz
Jeanne
I usually have a fan blowing on me while sitting at the desk. Most of the time it's on the 1 setting - out of 3. Occasionally I turn it to 2. I never start with it at 3, because if it gets worse later in the day... there's no more oomph to move the air!

Well, when I left the condo this morning, as I reached out to open the door.... I jerked my hand back! The door was HOT! Stop, drop and roll came to mind... there's a fire out there! No, no fire, just damn hot.

The humidity is very high today. As I walk, I can feel it swirling and wrapping it's sweaty arms around me! My arms stick to the desk, and every paper that's on it. I know that I've sweated through to the chair and anything else I've touched.

When I arrived this morning, Tom sitting at the desk, had sweated out his shirt... and he'd only been on the radio! He's now been down to boats to run engines.... came back and his short's are dripping!!
Not only is it a 3 speed day, it's at least a 3 shirt day too! And definitely pool time tonight!

This image was used from public access on the internet

Oh Crap!

17 September 2016 | La Paz
Jeanne
So there I am, sitting in the wheel chair - easier to use my hands around the kitchen and house- with a cutting board across my lap, a bowl for the diced apples, and pears that I'm cutting up to add to my batch of sangria for a gathering this evening... when.... it slides off of the board, bounces off of the top of my foot, and thank goodness, landed open side up!

The big problem was in getting away from the spill without it becoming applesauce under the wheels and spreading it all over the house!

I was able to climb out and 'heel-toe-heel-toe" my way to the crutches!

Things to do....

16 September 2016 | La Paz
Jeanne
Long before all of this ‘adventure’ started – sailing or the surgery- I’ve had a list of things to do “when I had the time”. Not a bucket list… but things like tackling the recipe file, organizing the photos and doing something with all the beading supplies that I have, that sort of thing.

I’ve made a couple of pairs of earrings for a friend’s birthday, and have watched many YouTube videos and gotten ideas from Pinterest. I’ll keep working on this, as what I see in my head is NOT what comes out! Close, but I just need more practice.

I’ve done more recipe research and collecting than organizing, but that’s an ongoing passion, so it most likely will never, ever get done.

Same with the photos. I’ve gone through my hard drives and made lists of my organization needs…. It’s daunting and makes me realize I’ve got a big task here. When I go through my photos I occasionally come across something that I haven’t posted or is pleasing or quirky….

Hence the opening photo… taken in Mexico City just outside of the big cathedral. Gotta take that photo so later I can say “WHY?”!
Vessel Name: Eagle
Vessel Make/Model: Freeport Islander
Hailing Port: Des Moines, Washington
Crew: Tom Brown & Jeanne Walker
About:
Tom, an avid speed boater for many years, fell in love with sailing shortly after falling in love with Jeanne. Prior to sailing, if his boats didn't go fast enough, he'd buy a bigger engine. He's readily adjusted to traveling at much slower speeds and enjoying the ride. [...]
Extra: This is the story of the love, tears, sweat and bruises on the path of this adventure. We're glad you're joining us!
Eagle's Photos - Main
a few more random images of the past 10 years
12 Photos
Created 15 July 2015
A random sampling of images of the past 10 years. Enjoy.
49 Photos
Created 14 July 2015
The children of the shelter get a day of play at the beach.
60 Photos
Created 22 July 2014
Selected images of Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay and Ketchikan
60 Photos
Created 23 September 2013
Selected images around the islands
66 Photos
Created 19 February 2012
20 Photos
Created 19 February 2012
20 Photos
Created 19 February 2012
20 Photos
Created 19 February 2012
14 Photos
Created 31 December 2011
16 Photos
Created 31 December 2011
20 Photos
Created 31 December 2011
6 Photos
Created 31 December 2011
18 Photos
Created 31 December 2011
A short walk from Man 'o War Cove at Magdalena Bay
20 Photos
Created 17 December 2011
There's a reason it's called Cabo Crazy!
13 Photos
Created 5 December 2011
The sights, angst and scenery of entering a foreign country!
20 Photos
Created 5 December 2011
out and about in Channel Islands/Oxnard
10 Photos
Created 5 December 2011
A few selections of the passage around Pt Conception, the 'Cape Horn of the Pacific' to Channel Islands Harbor/Oxnard.
5 Photos
Created 5 December 2011
Thanksgiving 2011 in paradise
13 Photos
Created 5 December 2011
A collection of photos as we explored the area.
18 Photos
Created 5 December 2011
Collection of photos from our time in Avalon Harbor
20 Photos
Created 5 December 2011
Some photos of all the fun things Lefty saw and got to do while we visited San Francisco>
50 Photos
Created 17 September 2011
Our little eaglet, Lefty as he travels around, sharing our adventure with us.
33 Photos
Created 22 July 2011
Some of our favorite pictures as we travel north and south through the area
12 Photos
Created 22 July 2011
With out a doubt, our favorite spot in the Desolation Sound area.
6 Photos
Created 22 July 2011
A beautiful spot, just north of Desolation Sound
17 Photos
Created 22 July 2011
This is a few of our pictures as we tour the area, 2011
5 Photos
Created 22 July 2011
A collection of photos from the epic party held in Des Moines with our all our family and friends celebrating our departure (humm have to think about that)
24 Photos
Created 27 April 2011
A small group of pictures from our time in the CSR boat yard in Des Moines. This is hopefully our last time in the yard before we take off for Canada and then Mexico
14 Photos
Created 20 March 2011
Pictures of our girl, out doing what she does best...Sail!!
8 Photos
Created 12 December 2010
This a collection of pictures of the things we have done to improve the deck of the boat.
6 Photos
Created 16 September 2010
A few pictures of the frame work we built to hold the jerry jugs secure, and the awesome covers that Jeanne has sewn. This system will give us eight (40 gallons) of deisel, 5 gallons of regular gasoline, and five gallons of emergency potable water.
3 Photos
Created 31 May 2010
Our new wind steering equipent, being installed and ready to use!!
6 Photos
Created 31 May 2010
Just some fun pictures of our sails, including our more colorfull spinnakers
4 Photos
Created 25 May 2010
We had an invitation from some very good friends, Dale and Cynthia to spend a long weekend at their beautiful home in Scottsdale Arizona!! We had a blast!! Here is a brief sample of the pictures we took while we were down there
4 Photos
Created 9 February 2010
we added a new AIS tracking system and tied it into the chart plotter. This shows how we installed it.
2 Photos
Created 18 December 2009
5 Photos
Created 18 December 2009
The boat came from the factory with just a two sided ice box. With the fact that it was almost 9 square feet we felt that we could add some additional insulation and not compromise the needed space.
7 Photos
Created 18 December 2009
While one of the amazing features of the "B" Plan Freeport is the amount of storage, we have done a few things to increase the space or useability of that area
5 Photos
Created 13 December 2009
In an effort to remove the stress out of our manual windlass (Tom's Back) we have installed a new Lewmar windlass and upgraded the bow roller
15 Photos
Created 7 December 2009
This is a group of pictures that might be of interest to somebody. There are many small projects that we have done, but really dont rate a full album to their own.
21 Photos
Created 1 December 2009
Repair and up grade of the Nav station
6 Photos
Created 30 November 2009
Just few of the electronic goodies that we have added to hopefully make our crusing adventures easier
3 Photos
Created 30 November 2009
Changing out the old yellow counter tops and faucet for something a little more up to date!!
5 Photos
Created 30 November 2009
Some photos of us changing the toe rail from teak to extruded aluminum
2 Photos
Created 30 November 2009
Showing off the new solar panels and Blue Sky regulators
6 Photos
Created 30 November 2009
Complete rewire with new AC/DC panels and a battery management system
4 Photos
Created 30 November 2009
The first few days when Eagle was still on the hard in Portland and when she was trucked up to Seattle
3 Photos
Created 29 November 2009
A series of photos showing the repowering of Eagle with her new Vetus engine
8 Photos
Created 29 November 2009

The Crew

Who: Tom Brown & Jeanne Walker
Port: Des Moines, Washington

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