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

EGADS!!!Cocodrilo

02 February 2008 | Scary Zihua Bay
Gabriellas grandpa
I hope you children in Mrs. Balantacs' class are tuned in to this blog. I was sitting in my captains chair behind the steering wheel and enjoying my bowl of cereal when I looked off to the side of the boat and could'nt believe my eyes. There was a 5 or 6 foot CROCODILE swimming lazily over toward Madeira beach. I put down my cereal bowl and scrambled down below to retrieve my camera because I wanted evidence of my sighting so maybe at least Gabriella would believe me. It was a really exciting moment and then I flashed back to yesterday when I was scrubbing the bottom of the boat next to me. I was wondering how close the Crocodile would come to me if I was in the water. I don't think they really want to fool around with humans in the water. The rest of the day I was ferrying passengers to boats that were in a parade. When they came back from their little cruise/parade I had to pick them up at the boats and deliver them to the beach. They had to jump off the dinghy into shallow water at the beach. On my second to last load one of the other dinghy operators yelled something to me, but I could'nt hear him because of the outboard motor making too much noise. I soon found out what he was yelling about....there was the Crocodile about 10 feet off to the side of the dinghy real close to the beach where I was dropping off passengers. I guess this Crocodile was in a wondering mode. It was a real long day ferrying passengers back and forth. All this effort is for a real worthy cause though. All proceeds from the Zihua Sailfest goes to support primary school children who are from indigenous families or other very poor families. This is the sixth year of the Sailfest and they have built them a new school. By the way, there are a couple more photos of this darling croc in my photo gallery. I went to the airport this afternoon/evening and picked up my parts for my windlass that my friend Susan sent me. So now the repair begins and hopefully I will be on my way to Acapulco by Tuesday or Wednesday.
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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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