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.

24 November 2016 | Seattle
17 November 2016 | La Paz
15 November 2016 | La Paz
10 November 2016 | Outside La Paz
09 November 2016 | La Paz
31 October 2016 | Around Baja
29 October 2016 | La Paz
26 October 2016 | La Paz
08 October 2016 | Around La Paz
25 September 2016 | La Paz
25 September 2016 | Lookong NW from La Paz
24 September 2016 | La Paz
19 September 2016 | La Paz
17 September 2016 | La Paz
16 September 2016 | La Paz
13 September 2016 | La Paz
06 September 2016 | La Paz
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04 September 2016 | La Paz
03 September 2016 | La Paz

Happy Thanksgiving

24 November 2016 | Seattle
Jeanne
This year I have so much to be thankful for.
I'm very thankful for all of you that are very near and extremely dear to me. My wonderful, dear husband Tom, my family and a whole bucket load of great friends. Thank you all for your help, offers of help and just being there to listen or help out - when I allowed it! I also want to toss out a thank you to Dr Jaime Michel, for doing such a superb job with the surgery and followups. My leg is stronger every day, and I'm almost, almost cane free! Yea!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Now, I want to send a thank you to all those people out there who do things in their normal course of the day with out getting many thanks.

I'm sitting in a Seattle Hospital as I write this. My Dad, Gordie just had bypass heart surgery yesterday. I arrived late last night and saw him briefly this morning. He's doing good, in fact was sitting up in a chair! The family is here, and we're taking shifts holding his and mom's hand. He's going to be just fine.

So, here it is Thanksgiving. I've heard people say "Happy Thanksgiving" to people. Our family, like most of you usually spend the day with family. This year, since we're not doing the usual family meal, I've decided to thank those people who don't get many thanks. So today, so far I've thanked the cashier in the cafeteria for working today so that I could get some breakfast. The lady who was cleaning up the family lounge, was doing a great job and is hoping to get to go home a few hours early. A couple of other hospital nurses and staff as well.

So go out of your way today to Thank someone who maybe doesn't get much in the course of their day.

And to all of you, Thanks for being a part of my life. You are cherished and loved!



We've been adopted

17 November 2016 | La Paz
Jeanne
This is Paloma - white dove.

She arrived earlier this summer. And she made herself quite at home here. Her favorite thing to do is to help the guys that ride the bicycle garbage carts... she tags along.

We soon discovered that she was to be a mom! In Mid August she gave birth to 5 puppies. All were healthy and are now in good homes.

Paloma is a sweet dog. She comes by for a drink or a snack or just to check in. She greets Tom in the morning, and was waiting at the door of the store when we returned from an overnight trip to Los Cabos.

She's not a boat dog - too free roaming for that. But she looks kind of cute hanging out by the door.

Now you see it, Now you don't!

15 November 2016 | La Paz
Jeanne

A few years back, we to let our hair grow out. Not anticipating the all-encompassing heat down here, that plan was halted and we went the other way and cut it all off! And I mean all off - shaved down to 1/4"!

For the past 15 months or so Tom has let his hair grow again. He finally got it to the point where most of it was contained by his hat or tied up in a band as a pony tail.

All summer long. Until last week.


Dulce has returned to do haircuts at our Wednesday market, and had an opening.


He had said December 1 it was coming off, and decided not to wait!
It's gone, although there a 5" long pony tail sitting beside the VHF radio. More than once I've thought it was a small rodent!
She tried to get him to go with the fashionable asymmetrical style... but he wasn't buying it!


Caption this!

10 November 2016 | Outside La Paz
Jeanne
"Hey Betsy! I really like the new ear tags.... but don't you think the nose ring is a bit over the top?"

Just what is that anyway?

July 5 - Nov 5 progress

09 November 2016 | La Paz
Jeanne
So I've just passed the 4 month mark, by a few days. Now that I was given the ok to throw away one crutch - Oct 13-. I've done just that.

There have been a couple of rough days, but for the most part, 2 weeks later, I'm just using a cane. But, at the end of the day, my inclination is to reach for both crutches! Some mornings even find me walking in the store without any additional support.

The best part is that I virtually have NO pain in my knee. A couple of nights I've been kept awake from some deep achiness, but that's totally related to how much I tried to do. I now know that walking around Office Max and every aisle at City Club, followed by a jaunt at Home Depot was waaaay too much. I had a very slow day on Sunday.

The rest of my leg is experiencing 'growing pains'. New angles on ankle and foot bones. New pressures on the tibia and fibula are keeping me aware of my stride. I'm working really hard on walking correctly. For several years I didn't realize how poor my walking posture and stride was - I knew it wasn't good, but denial is sometimes an ok thing!

My PT now consists of strengthening the muscles in both legs, balance, walking and steps. I still don't trust my left leg, even though my knee joint feels really stable.

So, my thanks go out to Dr Jaime Michel Gutierrez, of UESO in Guadalajara, my family for putting up with me during this difficult time. You were all awesome and deserving of some sort of award!
Also to those of you who followed along, and have offered support, both on this forum and private emails- you know who you are! I love you all.

How to make yourself look BIG!

31 October 2016 | Around Baja
Jeanne
When you are a skinny little stick bug, how do you make yourself look big and intimidating? (Although nature has done a pretty good job, just the way it is!)

Use your shadow to become really impressive!



Happy Halloween!
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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