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

Christmas sandbar

16 December 2008 | Barra de Navidad
Gabriellas grandpa
This has got to be one of the most relaxing and laid back anchorages of all Mexico. Had a nice trip down from Puerto Vallarta. I left La Cruz with intentions of stopping for the night at Ipala about 15 miles down the coast from the notorious Cabo Corrientes. The weather rounding Corrientes was okay and as I got a little further down it was blowing out of the southeast which is straight into the anchorage at Ipala. I pulled in to check it out because I have never been in this anchorage and was curious. There were pangas everywhere and fish pens and the water was a little too lumpy for me. I left there and kept going for the night and pulled into Tenacatita to anchor. It was early morning so I thought I could do the mangrove river trip to the outer anchorage to have some of that delicious shrimp stuffed fish filet with almondine sauce. As I was about to enter the tide was rushing out so fast that I aborted because I was too wimpy to fight the shallows with the tide running so fast. This will be another place I will play around with longer on my way north. After a nights rest I pulled anchor to putt-putt the 12 miles to Barra. There is only about 10 boats here in the lagoon and of course more over iin the high priced marina. But it is nice to have a few of these boats to be friends I met last season. So I will hang out here until about the first week of the new year then mosey on to Santiago(Manzanillo). This place(Barra de Navidad) has a real mix of tourists and gringo residents here. It is like a miniature Santa Cruz. Just in case I don't post again until after CHRISTmas, I want to say to all.......Have a Merry Christmas......Feliz Navidad......Froh Weinach.
Oh yeah....The French Baker Lives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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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