Costa Rica tree house03/22/2012
In Costa Rica we spent a week visiting Barking Horse Farm, see www.barkinghorsefarm.com , which is owned by the family of one of Kak's friends. We stayed in a lovely tree house surrounded by the sights and sounds of the mountains.
Shallow draft boat03/22/2012
I've heard of shallow draft but this is ridiculous. Here's the boat at 6000' in Kak's driveway.
Time for some more boat work03/22/2012
I'm heading to Utah with the boat before flying to Costa Rica for two weeks. I really am a lucky guy. Before the drive I will paint the inboard surfaces of the floats and do some little stuff so there won't be much to do before the launch on Salt Spring Island for the summer. The pic shows the boat ready for the trailer.
Back at Marina Real02/26/2012
I'm in my old slip in Marina Real preparing to take the boat out of the water. My amigo Paul will be by this morning to help me take down the rig and get ready to move the boat to Marina Seca for some small repairs before I head north to Utah again. Here's an artsy shot out the v-berth window.
Sailing to San Carlos02/26/2012
After two hours of motoring the wind came up out of the west, the engine went off and we were sailing straight to San Carlos again. There was a very nice wind throughout most of the night peaking around 18 knots. I watched the sun rise over Sonora and thought maybe we can do this whole trip on two tacks. I should know better. Right about then it got windy and rough and I had to tack a couple of times to keep on track. This brought me to within two miles of Bahia Algodones and Marina Real. All in all a nice sail with 130 miles in 24 hours and only four tacks.
North from Puerto Escondido02/26/2012
I left Puerto Escondido about 9am with plans of a leisurely few days going north.