S/V Endorfin

"Fulfilling our dreams, one ocean at a time"

05 February 2014 | Nicaragua
02 February 2014
01 February 2014
28 January 2014 | Barillas, El Salvador
19 January 2014 | Chiapas, Mexico
18 May 2011 | Bahia Aqua Verde - BCS
11 May 2011 | San Evaristo Anchorage - May 11-14
10 May 2011 | Isla San Francisco to San Evaristo
08 May 2011 | Ensenada Grande to Isla San Francisco
05 May 2011 | Isla Partida - Cardonal and Ensenada Grande
22 April 2011 | La Paz, BCS
21 April 2011 | La Paz, BCS
18 April 2011 | Mainland, BCS
16 April 2011 | Isla Isabella to Los Muertos
16 April 2011 | Mantachen Bay to Isla Isabella

Banderas Bay to La Paz - Isla Isabella to Los Muertos

16 April 2011 | Isla Isabella to Los Muertos
Lisa - photos: see album - Banderas Bay to La Paz

The anchor is up at 6:15 pm - it’s only 216 nm to the Baja Peninsula - we are heading to Los Frailes anchorage.
Dan is sleeping, and I am listening to the Howard Stern Show. There are no boats on the hazy horizon and I am feeling OK about this whole nighttime, dark, sailing thing.
4am - Dan is back on watch and Lisa is OUT.
Savannah wakes me at 6:30 am. OMG my eyes are tired. She enjoys a beautiful sunrise with Daddy while I snooze a bit longer. In the galley, I prepare a quick and satisfying fried egg sandwich breakfast and then it’s time for school for Miss Savannah.
Neither the time nor the engine stop. There is no wind for sailing. The day passes and before we realize the time, we are hungry for some Dorado on the BBQ. We enjoy natures perfect fish with some beet root salad. It’s night-night time for Savannah and Mommy. My little sweetie rubs my back and we fall asleep together while Daddy maintains his watch.
11:15 pm - I awake to different weather. We have 20 plus knots of wind right on the nose and the course is uncomfortable - at 11:30 on 17 April, we change course to Los Muertos and level out the boat with a reef in the main. Dan heads below to get some needed sleep. At 1:30am, 18 April, I enjoy a full moon, flat seas, and a faint breeze. So far, it’s a smooth passage.
At 3:30am I head below to wake Dan for his watch - Savannah thinks it’s ‘wake-up’ time and proceeds to make the bed. We pull back the covers, and within a few minutes she is snoozing again and we cuddle till morning. Dan is alert and watching carefully for other boats. We are in thick, pea-soup style fog. The sun burns it off around 9am and Dan can rest his brain. He changes to dry clothes and gets some snooze time on the port settee in the cockpit. He has worked hard in the fog. Spongebob keeps Savannah content while I have a chance to catch up on the log and blog entries. We should arrive to Muertos in 4 hours. The sea is calm, the sun is up, and we are thrilled to have arrived back to the happiest place on earth - the Sea of Cortez.
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Vessel Name: Endorfin
Vessel Make/Model: 55' Bruce Roberts (built by Jomar)
Hailing Port: Channel Islands, California
Crew: Dan Olsen, Lisa Olsen, Savannah Olsen (8)
Extra: "Fulfilling our dreams one ocean at a time"
Home Page: www.tropicalcruiser.com
Endorfin's Photos - Main
4 Days at San Evaristo
20 Photos
Created 10 July 2011
2 weeks in La Paz
20 Photos
Created 1 July 2011
3 days at anchor in Bahia de los Muertos
20 Photos
Created 30 June 2011
Our Journey Continues - across the sea to 'the Baja'
89 Photos
Created 5 June 2011
Scallop Delight Recipe
9 Photos
Created 20 May 2011
A day exploring in Sayulita
56 Photos
Created 28 April 2011
Chilling in the real Mexico
25 Photos
Created 28 April 2011
Celebrating Savannah's 5th Birthday in Nuevo Vallarta
38 Photos
Created 28 April 2011
Dec thru March 2011
85 Photos
Created 28 April 2011
Our new home in Paradise!
29 Photos
Created 12 January 2011
31 Photos
Created 1 January 2011
11 Photos
Created 22 December 2010
19 Photos
Created 22 December 2010
11 Photos
Created 22 December 2010
20 Photos
Created 16 December 2010
26 Photos
Created 16 December 2010
13 Photos
Created 16 December 2010
18 Photos
Created 16 December 2010
24 Photos
Created 13 December 2010
Endorfin's Refit 2005-2010
No Photos
Created 22 November 2010

The Olsen's

Who: Dan Olsen, Lisa Olsen, Savannah Olsen (8)
Port: Channel Islands, California