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

Colomilla Elementary School

06 February 2010 | Barra de Navidad/Colomilla
Gabriellas grandpa
It has been slow going on getting the school painted. The Maestra(teacher) wants me to work weekends only so as not to disturb the kids while school is in session. I originally had planned to paint the school at Christmas break, but installing a new engine in my boat took a little too long. Weekends it is......... Today we (Fran and Jean-Guy on Gossling) started to actually apply paint and it sure feels good to see some color and improvement in the looks of the school. A week ago Tuesday we had a very nice video conference(via Skype) between the school here and my granddaughters 2nd grade class in Rancho Cordova. I had to bring the school down to Fortinos restaurant because they were the only good internet set up on the peninsula. Of course the kids loved coming on down to the restaurant because I bought them all a soda and gave them some Jelly-Bellys....Can we say WIRED. I planted a question with Gabriella and had her ask the kids here if they like the gringo cruisers who come into the lagoon and invade their community. When Joanna (a sixth grader here who did the translation...she lived in Modesto for a few years) asked the kids here, they all immediately shouted out Si! Si! Si!. So I know my effort to paint the school will be appreciated by the locals and of course the kids. This country sure does lack the tools and materials that I'm so used to in the states for gettiing a job done the right way. When I do the interior next year I will bring all the supplies with me.
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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