This IS retirement

27 November 2015 | Marina Fonatur Mazatlan
01 November 2015 | Guaymas/Fonatur Marina
30 April 2015 | La Paz City of Peace
14 April 2015 | La Cruz De Huanacaxtle
26 March 2015 | La Culebra, Colima....laguna
03 March 2015 | La Culebra, Colomilla, Isla Grande
08 February 2015 | Santiago/Manzanillo
07 January 2015 | Punta Mita
27 December 2014 | Rancho Cordova, Ca
14 December 2014 | Guaymas, Sonora, Mx.
04 December 2014 | Marina Seca Guaymas
22 November 2014 | Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico
16 November 2014 | Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico
03 May 2014 | Loreto, BCS, Mexico
21 April 2014 | Virtual marina La Paz
02 April 2014 | La Cruz de Huanacaxtle/P.V.
18 March 2014 | Barra De Navidad/Colimilla
24 February 2014 | Colimilla/La Culebra/Isla Grande
18 February 2014 | Santiago/Manzanillo
28 January 2014 | La Paz City of Peace


18 May 2008 | Santa Rosalia
Gabriellas grandpa
Left Bahia Concepcion and started to sail immediately because water has invaded my engine oil. So now I have to sail my SAILBOAT no matter what. I will only fire up the engine when setting anchor or entering a marina. The first day I made it to Punta Chivato and dropped the hook at the base of a luxurios hotel. Dinners there are $47 per person and the entree is whatever they are cooking that particular day. I heard all this from a fellow cruiser who took his wife to dinner there. The next morning I took off for Santa Rosalia and had a nice sail, even though I had to tack a few times and the wind died about a mile from the marina, so I fired up my milkshake machine and motored in. The next day at my Singlar marina slip I changed my oil and filter 4 times and pickled my oil cooler so no more water will seep into my engine oil. SUCCESS! Santa Rosalia is not a real touristy type town although there are a few gringo tourists who stop by to check out the museum(copper mining) and the town. The French started the copper mining in the early 1900's. The copper mining and refining has been closed for years and they just started the operation again because it will be profitable because of the prices for copper now. There is also an island that sits a couple of miles off and they mine gypsum there. As I sailed past, you could see large clouds of white dust as they were digging it up. This stuff is shipped worldwide and that is where our wallboard comes from. As I start to check out the town I went to a place I stopped and ate at about eight years ago while driving down to La Paz. It was just OK and a little pricey. Then the next day I decided to stop at a place I have bypassed before because it was just a little too cutesy and I thought was too expensive. Boy, was I ever wrong. I ordered Mexicana fish filet which is red sauce style. When they placed the dip and corn chips there was a choice of 2 dips just like Miguels in San Diego. So I got brave and tried the cottage cheese looking stuff because I've had every variation of the regular salsa. My eyes rolled to the back of my head and I quickly consumed the whole bowl. I asked the waiter what it was and he informed me it was smoked squid. This is the squid capitol of Mexico. They catch giant(up to 30 feet) Humboldt squid right out front of Santa Rosalia. My main dish was delicious. I went back the next night and had barbecued chicken half with mashed potatos and cole slaw and french bread fried in butter like you do garlic bread. DELICIOUS. The next night I tried the Swiss style enchiladas and needless to say they were delicious. Each night I'm consuming this squid dip also. My friends Chuck and Elaine on Boomerang showed up in Santa Rosalia and guess where I took them to dinner.....yep, my little gem, Terco's Pollitito. They also enjoyed themselves there and I discovered a new dish that night. Of course all this delicious food would not be complete without a stop down the street for an after dinner ice cream for 5 pesos. With my engine fixed and my belly full, I think it's time to head across the Sea of Cortes for San Carlos/Guaymas area.
Vessel Name: Mannasea
Vessel Make/Model: Piver 36AA Trimaran
Hailing Port: San Diego
Crew: Grumpy grandpa/Phil Perkins
About: After spending the most wonderful 5 years of my life with my grandaughter Gabriella, it's my turn to go cruising. I'll keep going as long as it's fun and if I can get rid of this nagging feeling of returning to my grandaughter..
Mannasea's Photos - This IS retirement (Main)
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My departure from Rio Vista to Mexico
Gabriella knows I
Her famous neck tugs.
Tenacatita cruise
Mom and sister
Tenacatita gang
too much Dramamine and sun
Dad..a lobster fisherman
reglassing crushed ama
reglassing the strut area
Port steering pulley
Starboard side steering pulley that fell off
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