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

The Gold Coast

05 January 2011 | Barra De Navidad
Gabriellas Grandpa
After leaving Mazatlan I bypassed Isla Isabella and San Blas to go straight to Chacala so I could get a good Mahi-Mahi dinner and be in the comfort of the tropics. I was not disappointed as the weather was a little better and the Filete de Pescado Veracruzano style was the best since arriving back in Mexico. It also doesn't hurt to be having your delicious dinner in a nice palapa on the beach with all the pleasant viewing that goes with it. It is still Navidad and Ano Nuevo vacation time and the place is busy. After spending only one night in Chacala I sailed over to La Cruz (Puerto Vallarta) to anchor for a couple days while I resupplied at Costco. On the sail over I saw breaching Humpbacks and some Blue whales playing with a panga full of whale watchers. Then a large group of dolphins surrounded me....I love it when there is so much sea life around while on passage. After spending 2 rolly nights in La Cruz and getting all my goodies (Jelly-Bellys, etc.) I headed out for Barra de Navidad not knowing whether I would stop at Ipala or Chamela for a nights rest. I ended up sailing straight through because the winds were perfect, if not a little stiff, to go the entire passage. I did it in 22 hours from pulling anchor in La Cruz to parking outside of Barra waiting for sunrise. It was such a fast passage that I had to slow down and wait for light to enter the lagoon. The photo is of sunrise right outside Barra. Oh yeah, on the sail down there were more whales and dolphins along the way. Once I got settled in I strolled up the hill to Joannas' house and visited with her make arrangements for the video conference with the schools. Today I was walking in Colomilla (the community where the school is located) and a lady came out of a little lunch type restaurant and said Hi Felipe. It is so nice that the locals recognize me. Then walking down the main street I passed by Pablitos house and there he was in the yard and the look of sincere happiness to see me was so rewarding. Pablito is the boy (about sixth grade) who took care of the keys to the school and would let me in each day I went to work there and then lock it up after I left. They trusted this fifth grader with the keys, but not me. I'll spend a few more days here then sail on up to Santiago/Manzanillo.
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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..
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
Yoana
reglassing crushed ama
reglassing the strut area
Port steering pulley
Starboard side steering pulley that fell off
 
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