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

Suffering through the danger!

25 February 2011 | Santiago/Manzanillo
Gabriellas Grandpa
The title and picture of this blog is misleading, just like the media is misleading all you folks up north about the dangers of travelling to Mexico. I feel so much more safer here in mananaland than I do back home. I scraped my foot on the top of a scaly rock as I was launching my dinghy into the surf. I'm spending my last visit to Santiago in the splendor of good weather, good food, and good friends. I will be here for another few days and shove off for Barra De Navidad for the last time this season. I have one more video chat to do with the schools and then try to time my northward travels to meet my brother Jeff and his bride Sharon in Puerto Vallarta. With this final video chat I plan on outdoing myself for the treat part of the get together. I'm thinking of a Norte Americano picnic type theme....Hot dogs (the good ones from either Costco or Oscar Meyer instead of the stuff they sell at most places down here) and BANANA SPLITS complete with whipped cream, chocolate topping and maraschino cherrys on top. This will also give the ladies who normally provide lunch for the kids a day off.
I don't know where to start on the new crop of cruisers this year. They are definetly different in more ways than I care to express. Cruisers are all about helping each other in every way possible. The newbies this year don't seem to take the intiative to get out and find a few things on their own. They get on the radio nets and ask every imaginable question they can about the most minute items. Radio etiquette is out the window and drives me nuts. Out here in the cruising world, the radio is the most important item you have and you have to know how to use it to make life run smoothly. There is a lot more I could say on the subject but it would not ingratiate me with some of the cruisers who would look over my blog. So now you all have an idea of what I go through struggling with my retirement down here....waa waa waa as my daughter-in-law would say. I'll let you know the results of last video chat.
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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