Frannie B goes Sailing

31 March 2016 | Ste Anne, Martinique
12 March 2016 | Sass Fe, Switzerland
02 March 2016 | Le Marin, Martinique
24 February 2016 | Mud baths, St. Lucia, WI
11 February 2016 | Bequia. The Grenadines
07 February 2016 | Tobago Cays
06 February 2016 | Chatham Bay, Union Island, St. VIncent
04 February 2016 | Chatham Bay, Union Island, St. VIncent
02 February 2016 | Port of Spain
31 January 2016 | Chaguaramas, Trinidad, WI
23 January 2016 | Powerboats, Chaguaramas, Trinidad, West Indies
22 January 2016 | Powerboats, Chagaramos, Trinidad, West Indies
13 March 2015 | Piriapolis, UR
28 February 2015 | Mar de Plata, Argentina
27 February 2015 | Mar d Plata, Argentina
16 February 2015 | AYFSN Ushuaia, Argentina
14 February 2015 | Ushuaia, Argentina
11 February 2015 | Cape Horn
04 February 2015 | Puerto Williams

South of the Equator Now

29 January 2013 | San Cristobol, Galapagos Is.
carol/blustery ptly cloudy
We had an uneventful trip across the Tehuantepec, the large gulf at the southern part of Mexico known for big winds. Continued on to Cocos Islands where we hoped to do some diving. Due to the difficulty of getting permits for these islands we were only allowed one day there. We had a rest and carried on to San Cristobol, Galapagos Islands, one of the larger inhabited islands in the eastern part of the Galapagos. I had gotten an Autografo last summer to allow us to cruise to three of the inhabited islands so we were met by Bolivar and Patricio for the check-in process. It took about two days but went smoothly and they were lovely enough to give us a tour and take us for lunch.
We did the local tourist things here, did the dive at Kicker Rock and fought with the persistent sea lions coming aboard the boat. Unfortunately, one night we were not awoken by the sea lions, but got up to find we had had been robbed in a very vindictive way. The perpetrators had come aboard and cut most of our important lines to a length that render what was left useless to us. They also took such items as dinghy oars, spare blocs, Ned’s pink crocs, our bucket of fishing gear, all of our boat bumpers, my shampoo and on and on. They were on their way to the outboard motors when something must have scared them off.
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Vessel Name: Frannie B
Vessel Make/Model: outbound 44
Hailing Port: seattle, WA
Crew: Ned and Carol Backus
About: Off on a new adventure on our newish Outbound 44. heading south to mexico this year. ready for some sunshine and warm weather.
Extra: We have successfully sailed around the southern end of South America and are now in Trinidad.
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January 2016 - Xmas, Boatyard, Asa Wright BIrd Sanctuary
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Created 23 January 2016
FIrst half of the Canales of Cile south of the Golfo de Penas. THis part of CHile gets 4000 mm of rain per year, roughly translates into 160 inches and they weren't kidding
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Created 16 February 2015
First three hundred miles of our journey to the canals of Chile
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Created 16 February 2015
FIrst three hundred miles of our journey to the canals of Chile
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Created 16 February 2015
Our first stop on the 2014-2015 cruise
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Created 2 December 2014
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Created 24 February 2014
Cruise South in the Chilean Archipelago
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Created 23 January 2014
"W" Circuit with the Family
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Created 14 January 2014
Mt. Fitzroy, Perito Moreno Glacier and other hikes
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Created 14 January 2014
More fun in Antarctica.
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Created 4 January 2014
Elephant Island, Endurance Glacier
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Created 4 January 2014
Shackleton Hike, King Penguins, Grytviken Whaling Station
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Created 1 January 2014
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Created 31 December 2013
Photos of trip aboard Vavilov to Falkland Islands 11-22 - 11-25-2013
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Created 31 December 2013
The beginning of 2013-14 Chilean adventure to Southern Fiords of Chile.
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Created 17 November 2013
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La Paz to Acapulco. 10-15-12 to 12-2-12
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Created 4 December 2012
THis leg of the trip shows some of the lovely spots on the Mexican Riviera
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Created 8 March 2012
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Mainland Mexico
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Created 26 January 2012
pictures of our cruise in the sea of Cortez
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Photos of trip from San diego to La Paz
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