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

School DONE..Northbound

04 April 2010 | Chacala
Gabriellas grandpa
It is so gratifying to have the exterior of the school finally painted. If I wasn't restricted to weekends only it would have been more pleasant. I don't really know what was more appreciated by the kids...the school being painted or the video conferences with snacks. It was fantastic to sail out of Barra De Navidad and on up to Tenacatita for a couple of nights. The ocean swells were so great as to create large breakers on the beach, making it impossible to do the mangrove tour. Pulled out of Tenacatita with friends Tom and Barbara on Hooligan headed for Chamela. Moving on up the coast I got online when I was 3 miles off the coast with my Banda Ancha 3G. It was a hoot to surf the net and get weather and sea conditions for the trip. Weather was so favorable, we decided to continue on and do an overnighter to La Cruz(Banderas Bay-Puerto Vallarta). Once in La Cruz, I started my daily trips by bus into PV for my people watching and Costco(Disneyland) indulgence. After long periods of being in small towns and going to small tiendas(stores) to buy only what they had and not want you wanted, walking into Costco was like visiting Disneyland. The variety of foodstuffs was just mindboggeling. After a week in La Cruz it was time to get move on. Big tourist towns are only good for a few days then I loose interest and don't feel right with all the gringos and the superficial manner of all things that results in large amounts of tourism. Had a nice daysail around Punta De Mita and up to Chacala. With a lot of boats migrating north, I thought Chacala would be packed with cruisers. There was not one boat there. I had the whole anchorage to myself and about 1,000 Semana Santa partiers. A sailboat would come in and spend one night here then leave the next morning....They can't handle the noise that comes with the celebrating. I've had a blast walking among the masses of Mexicans and being the only gringo in the crowd. I will try to post a lot of pics of the Semana Santa partying. It looks like Hooligan will catch up to me today and then tomorow or Tuesday I will move on over to Mantenchen Bay(San Blas) for one night before sailing out to Isla Isabella.
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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..
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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
Yoana
reglassing crushed ama
reglassing the strut area
Port steering pulley
Starboard side steering pulley that fell off
 
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