Chrysalis Adventures

06 October 2017 | Lisbon, Portugal
18 July 2017
15 January 2017 | Boquete, Panama
30 August 2016
07 May 2016 | Cusco, Peru
18 March 2016 | Cusco, Peru
25 February 2016 | Cuenca, Ecuador
23 January 2016 | Cuenca, Ecuador
09 January 2016
14 December 2015 | Medellin, colombia
18 November 2015
23 October 2015
12 October 2015
26 September 2015
17 September 2015 | Ensenada, Mexico
27 June 2015 | Washington State
14 March 2015 | USA
12 January 2015 | Panama


08 May 2012 | Acapulco
HOT 80-90
After leaving Zee Wat we had 200 miles to get to Acapulco. We had our buddy boat (Epiphany) tagging along with us, this meant two nights at sea. We had a nice cruise down without any difficulty. Lots of dolphins,(see Leiann's pic of dolphin tailwalking in next post) sea turtles, jelly fish and one whale. On both nights at sea we had a strange occurrence. The first night while being 12 miles off shore not one but two butterflies came inside the cabin stayed the night and left the next morning. Then the next night another one did the same thing. Now if you think of what the odds are of having this occur 12 miles off shore, add to that a boat named Chrysalis that has two butterflies painted on the side, seems like a sign aaaay. We came into Acapulco in the morning. It's a very large bay with craggy rocks and breaking waves on either side of the entrance. As we rounded into the bay it was amazing how deep it was, this makes it a challage to anchor. We need between 15 - 40 feet depth to anchor safely (5 to 1 scope). We could not find a place to anchor. The yacht club had said they did not have any vacant mooring and wanted $100 a night at their dock, which we cannot afford. We cruised around looking for a place to light. The other marina had space but we could not raise them on the radio to get a price. Finally we found what looked to be an unsued mooring ball and we figured what's the worst they can do, ask us to leave?. We spent two nights on the mooring and got the dinghy in the water and went over to the yacht club where Epiphiny was staying the night. All of us walked around a bit then me and Leiann got taxi and went and foound the town square. After a delightful evening we headed back to the boat for the night. The next morning we took the dink over to the other marina to find out what they charged. They told us that they were under construction so would let us stay for $37 a night! However we were not supposed to use the pool but they would make an exception for us because we were so nice. Back to the boat with the dink, and back to the dock with Chrysalis. After getting all paperwork done and fee's paid we headed up to the pool which we had all to our self. The view from the pool of the harbour was amazing we have to pinch ourselves from time to time to see if we are really here.(some of you might have seen the pics on FB) We spent most of the next day at the pool waiting for Michael and Diana(from Epiphiny) to come over to this marina. They got their in the late afternoon. We hung at the pool for a while longer than got a taxi over to see the cliff divers. We had an amazing evening having dinner and watching these brave hombres (men in espanol) dive from the cliff. If you don't know about divers they have to time there dive with the surging swell to make sure that they don't hit the bottom only fifteen feet deep (if you time it right!). We were approached by two of the divers after the show(they looked so young) and they asked us if we enjoyed the show we said yes and gave them a good tip. The divers are not paid, they only get what they recieve in tips! We also got a floor show included with the price of dinner, traditional Mexican and an Aztec dance depictng a hunter and deer. Our vist to Acapulco was over six nights and we tried to see as much as we could in that time so enough for now, more in the next post.
Vessel Name: Chrysalis II
Vessel Make/Model: 1964
Hailing Port: Port Townsend, Wa
Crew: Dave & Leiann
After getting together I talked Leiann into buying and rehabing an old Coronado 25. We spent all summer of 2001 rehabing, got married at Bowman Bay (Deception Pass) then sailed into the sunset together. We sailed that little 25 for the next 6 years before buying our Cascade 29. [...]
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Chrysalis II's Photos - Main
Our first few days in lisbon
19 Photos
Created 6 October 2017
our continuing adventures in panama
12 Photos
Created 15 January 2017
Our trip up to the mountain
29 Photos
Created 7 May 2016
Our trip up to the mountain
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Created 7 May 2016
Our visit to Sacay Huaman ruin just outside of Cusco, peru
19 Photos
Created 18 March 2016
Fun with our friends in Ecuador
41 Photos
Created 25 February 2016
12 Photos
Created 23 January 2016
22 Photos
Created 9 January 2016
Our two month stay in Medellin Colombia
42 Photos
Created 14 December 2015
Around town and casa
19 Photos
Created 18 November 2015
La Paz to Mazatlán on ferry
28 Photos
Created 12 October 2015
Our adventure on the bus and early adventures in La Paz
23 Photos
Created 26 September 2015
Seattle to Ensenada
23 Photos
Created 17 September 2015
Caribbean coast
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Created 12 January 2015
June and July 2015
11 Photos
Created 31 July 2014
Around the horn and anchor pix
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Created 19 December 2013
San Juan Del Sur and Granada
70 Photos
Created 1 December 2013
few more
20 Photos
Created 25 October 2013
more stuff to see
20 Photos
Created 24 October 2013
at the ruins and around the town
38 Photos
Created 24 October 2013
Our last few weeks in Guatemala
20 Photos
Created 25 May 2013
piks of above
65 Photos
Created 20 April 2013
more of Guat and clinic
44 Photos
Created 20 March 2013
What else Guatamala and Panahachell
12 Photos
Created 15 February 2013
27 Photos
Created 10 January 2013
Where you find the chicken church and more......
17 Photos
Created 19 December 2012
Our trip into the interior, San cristobal, the water falls and Palenque.
73 Photos
Created 10 December 2012
20 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 15 November 2012
20 Photos
Created 1 September 2012
69 Photos
Created 9 July 2012
40 Photos
Created 9 July 2012
Around the town so far
44 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 10 May 2012
Around town,cliff divers and more
63 Photos
Created 9 May 2012
12 Photos
Created 3 May 2012
Janes vist
41 Photos
Created 10 April 2012
30 Photos
Created 2 March 2012
Pix of the towns and such
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Created 13 February 2012
34 Photos
Created 8 February 2012
49 Photos
Created 8 January 2012
San Bas
33 Photos
Created 4 January 2012
cool stuff
52 Photos
Created 22 December 2011
46 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 14 December 2011
16 Photos
Created 9 December 2011
around town
29 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 3 November 2011
8 Photos
Created 18 September 2011
Chrysalis II hits the water!
14 Photos
Created 29 August 2011
water maker, invertor, GPS/plotter/sounder, solar pannels
8 Photos
Created 11 July 2011
finally got the cabin painted
7 Photos
Created 1 July 2011
Number one Coast Gaurd safety drogue, well all else falls throw out the drogue and batton down the hatches
8 Photos
Created 20 June 2011
First coat hull paint, primer on the house. Flemming wind vane Deal
20 Photos
Created 20 June 2011
Dryroot removel to repaint
46 Photos
Created 13 June 2011