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

End of Season One

08 June 2008 | Rancho Cordova, Ca.
Gabriellas grandpa
With my boat sitting on the hard in Guaymas and my rudder removed and contracted some locals to remove my bottom paint, I traveled north to the land of STORES. I took the Tufesa bus from Guaymas to Tucson which took 8 1/2 hours. Then I took a taxi to the airport and hung around there from 10:30pm to 5am to board my flight for Sacramento. I got into Sacramento(a layover in L.A.) at 9:35am and my son and daughter-in-law were there to pick me up and help me pull off the big surprise for Gabriella. Gabriella was expecting me on the 10th, so when she went off to school she was thinking grandpa will be home in 5 days. When school let out at noon I was hiding by a classroom and mom guided her over to my direction. The look on her face was of confusion...she was trying to process what she thought was five more days before I got there...but there I was. That confused look quickly turned into a big grin and some hooping and hollering. Needless to say, Gabriella and grandpa were the happiest people on the block. This will be the last post until I take off again for another season of cruising Mexico in October. Thanks for following along and I truly hope you enjoyed my little travelogue.
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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