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

Ba muoi Ba

01 May 2011 | Guaymas
Gabriellas Grandpa
Ba muoi Ba was the name of the Vietnamese beer we drank and the name translated simply means 33......and that's how many years of sobriety I have now achieved. I will get back to this after I catch up on my travels. I left Loreto after a very nice stay and sailed up to Punta Pulpito and anchored around the corner of the regular anchorage to take advantage of the protection from the southerly wind and waves. After a peaceful 4 hours of calm waters the wind shifted out of the north and it was rolly for most of the night....I guess it was not that good of an idea to anchor around the corner. Sail from Punta Pulpito to El Burro cove in Bahia Concepcion. Stayed there for 2 nights and then motor-sailed to Santa Rosalia. I stayed in the Singlar marina for a couple nights (my first marina since Mazatlan on my way south) and went to my favorite restaurant, Tercos Pollitito, and enjoy my smoked squid dip. I left Santa Rosallia at 5:30am so I could do a day passage to Guaymas as opposed to an overnighter which I normally do. It was a wonderful passage and pulled into Guaymas and tied up about 15 minutes before dark. My good friend Horacio had my car waiting for me and he even had the starter fixed and the oil changed.......aren't theses Mexican hosts the greatest? Now I will hang around here for a little more than a week getting the boat pickled and hauled out of the water for a hot summer storage.
Can you imagine being a fallen down drunk and knuckle dragging scumbag for more than 20 years, then finding sobriety and trying to be an OK guy for the rest of your working life and being rewarded with THE BEST GRANDDAUGHTER ever and being able to go cruising in your retirement. That's what has happened to me and I THANK GOD on a daily basis for this wonderful outcome. I could have kept on drinking and have ended up in jail for the rest of my life or dead. I still question and have a hard time accepting the blessings that have been bestowed on me.....I want to thank God for His presence in my life. I also want to thank my son for accepting me back into his life and trusting me with the most precious person to me...Gabriella. And if that isn't enough, I couldn't have a better daughter-in-law in Karen. And of course Gabriella....she knows where I stand with her.....life cannot get any better.
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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
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Starboard side steering pulley that fell off
 
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