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.

20 July 2016 | Zapopan, Guadalajara
20 July 2016 | Zapopan, guadalajara
19 July 2016 | Zapopan, Guadalajara
19 July 2016 | Zapopan, Guadalajara
18 July 2016 | Zapopan, guadalajara
16 July 2016 | Zapopan, guadalajara
16 July 2016 | Zapopan, guadalajara
14 July 2016 | Zapopan, Guadalajara
14 July 2016 | zapopan, Guadalajara
13 July 2016 | Zapopan, Guadalajara
12 July 2016 | Zapopan, Guadalajara
11 July 2016 | zapopan, Guadalajara
10 July 2016 | Zapopan, Guadalajara
09 July 2016 | Zapopan, Guadalajara
08 July 2016 | Zapopan, guadalajara
07 July 2016 | Zapopan, guadalajara
06 July 2016 | Guadalajara
03 July 2016 | Zapopan, guadalajara
28 June 2016 | La Paz
25 June 2016 | La Paz

Friday updates

15 February 2013 | La Paz
Jeanne
We've been accused of still being in the 'trip' frame of mind... rushing around and all that. I'm not sure I'm buying that - we've been busy since we've been back. AND, out of the last 5 days there've been 4 naps! I'm thinking that's a great improvement!

We have been busy, that's for sure. And we're still on the hard, which I think adds 'extra' time to anything we want to do.



We finally were able to pick up our clutch plate in Escondido. After several phone calls and emails while at the show, the part was to be overnight shipped to Costa Mesa for us to pick up. We arrived the day after it was due and no part! The company had forgotten to ship it - from Maryland! So, we had to stay an extra night in Escondido where it arrived, overnight-ed, the next day. It fits, and Tom is currently putting all of the engine and transmission parts back together, while I write this. So far, there's only been a little bit of swearing. I know he's jonesing for a hot tub however!

It still amazes me how time just seems to slip away. Grocery shopping takes all day. Even simple day to day stuff takes longer that I'd planned. For example, to go to the showers, or 'facilities'.... it requires a climb down the ladder, greeting all of the five 'guard dogs', just to stay friends, walk through the yard, through 2 gates, across the parking lot, to the marina office and key into the showers - about 15 minutes, each way. OK, so there's about an hour... because of course there will be at least one person to chat with along the way!





Wednesday night saw us at the La Costa restaurant for our friend Olivia's birthday celebration. Since our 'days' are one apart from each other, we'd planned to do something together. She got the jump on me, so now we'll get to have another one! Lot's of friends and family gathered for socializing and dancing and eating a tres leche cake that was very yummy!



Tom and Jerry, quite the pair, aren't they, were 'singing along' to the band.

We spent a quiet Valentines evening sharing a yellow tail tuna and chicken dinner, and playing cards with our friends Rocky and Renaye on Euphoria.


Truck full of items to be delivered!
This weekend we'll continue with the boat projects unless something better comes along. Several of our friends are preparing departures for the South Pacific, the mainland and Canada so I'm sure there will be a gathering or two on their behalf. The bottom of the boat is scheduled to be painted on Monday and Tuesday and we're scheduled to be back in the water on the 22nd.
Will keep you updated on our progress!
Comments
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
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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
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Created 19 February 2012
20 Photos
Created 19 February 2012
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Created 19 February 2012
14 Photos
Created 31 December 2011
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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
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Created 22 July 2011
This is a few of our pictures as we tour the area, 2011
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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!!
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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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