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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27 February 2017 | Puerto Lopez Mateos
27 January 2017 | El Sargento on the beach
24 January 2017 | La Ventana
21 January 2017 | La Paz
19 January 2017 | Tlaquepaque, Guadalajara
23 December 2016 | La Paz
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

Carnavalito Pink Tutu's

16 March 2017 | La Paz
This was the last group that I watched. They are young. A couple refused to go on when they saw the crowd, and several weren't quite sure what move was next!

Carnavalito dance groups

15 March 2017 | La Paz
If you've followed this blog at all, you know that I really like the folkloric ballet. The colorful costumes and twirling skirts just make my shutter finger quiver!

At Carnavalito I kept seeing glimpses of little girls in costumes. A twirling skirt over there, a ballet flat flexing and bending, a tutu running up the stairs were all fun to see and anticipate their performance. Well, after watching couple of dance numbers..... lets just say that I prefer the adult dancers. However, the little kids are certainly fun and entertaining in their own cute way!

My attention was drawn to the colorful ribbon decorations on the stage. As you'll see, they became part of the act.

they've almost got the cartwheel down!

a little help from a partner to do the turn!

( These are the kind of photos that would come back to haunt them... if I were the auntie of the girls! Just sayin!)

Carnavalito 2017 - a few more

14 March 2017 | La Paz
Just a few more fun shots!

Can't you see one of these on your wall?

a few tasty treats

and who wouldn't want a 'rastafarian' banana!

Fresh fruit - you choose what you want in a tall cup, and with our without the hot sauce or chamoy - a fruity sauce.

Cucmbers and jicama topped with japonese peanuts and chili chips!

and when you've simply had all the Carnavalito that you can take!

Carnavalito 2017 early morning

13 March 2017 | La Paz
Just a few shots of early morning as the Carnavalito was being set up/and opened up.

The blanket seller. These guys have learned how to talk without breathing! They are pretty impressive watching them hawk their piles of blankets. Obviously, they make a good napping spot!

I just liked the 'adult style' hat on the little head! And it reminded me of a friend!

costumes for the kids are encouraged

All decked out in his John Deere hat and his Mini!

This is always the last booth to break down - it's 5 booths big and FULL of stuff!

Carnavalito 2017

11 March 2017 | La Paz
After the last bits of confetti have been swept off of the street from 5 days of Carnaval, including 3 parades, there is one more event before the Carnaval season is officially put to bed. Carnavalito, a little carnaval for the kids.
There is another parade, utilizing the 'big peoples' parade floats, filled with the little kids and family members. There might be a new banner strung across announcing a school, or group, but they're basically the same.

There is also a day long schedule of performances at the kiosko in the center of the malecon.

The past couple of years I've missed this event. We just didn't know about it. This year, I was ON it!

I arrived about 8am and the vendor booths, game booths as well as the kiosk area were all waking up and getting set up.
What follows are some images and comments of the morning. Enjoy!

Cantam para mi

07 March 2017 | La Paz
Sing for me!
After the Carnaval parade last Monday night, Gerry, the manager at Tailhunters Restaurant and Fubar Cantina, joined a friend of his for a 'streetside' song, which the rest of us truly appreciated! The sky was pretty, the temperature was perfect.... a lovely night!

We've even seen Gerry take a turn on Tuesday music nights with a guitar . Especially if its Pink Floyd!

Thanks Gerry!
Vessel Name: Eagle
Vessel Make/Model: Freeport Islander
Hailing Port: Des Moines, Washington
Crew: Tom Brown & Jeanne Walker
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 - Miscellanous things
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Fishing rod holder on the state room side of the salon door. This is off center to the left in order to allow it to miss the wood work that surrounds the mast
This is the new Pro-Sine wave inverter that is mounted below the Nav-station. While most everything on the boat has been coverted to 12 volt DC, there are a few kitchen gadgets and the like that need some 110V. This position allows easy access for the galley needs
We added a cam clutch and roller to ease rolling in the gead sail with the winch
once it is brought in to the point we want it, we can cleat it off
We moved the main sheet winch in board and added a cam clutch. This allows us to lock it in place and to have better use on the winch handle. We also added a two speed, self tailing Lewmar in place of single speed Barientthe
New winch position
Brand new Force 10 stove, oven with broiler!!
we installed rub rails to protect the gel coat against chafe where the dinghy is attached to the deck
All the wood that could be taken off the boat was, and was refinished by Jeanne
Some more of Jeanne
the hanging lockers after Jeanne
His and her
Net storage on the port shelf in the head.
Newly installed holding tank monitor and bilge pump counter to keep track of the number of times the bilge pump runs, whether we are there or not!
AHHH the ice maker!! We are ready for those hot tropical afternoons!!
Some more of Jeanne
This shows the swinging arm thatmounts ther flat panel to the bulkhead. The allows us to position it where ever we need it.
The Polaroid TV/DVD/Computer monitor
The new engine lift
The new engine lift with the new Mercury 9.9 four stroke engine!!

The Crew

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

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