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

What a trip!

07 January 2009 | Rancho-Guaymas-Barra
Gabriellas grandapa
One heck of a long and tiring trip. I think an offshore trip of 20 days would be less taxing than the bus/car combo from Rancho Cordova to Barra de Navidad. It was worth it because of the wonderful visit I had with my Princess. I think we were inseparable the entire time I was there. Even when I was painting a cabin in Kyburz, she was helping me paint. What a contrast, from the tropics of Mexico to the freezing snow of the Sierras. Bottom line, it was a nice break but I doubt I will be doing that again. The bus trip north with all the Federales, customs, and Army stops and inspections was much longer than the southbound trip with NO stops for inspections. Riding a bus through the night full of passengers snoring and the accompaning smells is a lot like being in jail.................. I got back to the boat at 9pm and went about putting the boat back together for habitacion. It was nicely looked after by a few cruiser friends. The only mishap was my hard bottom dinghy flying off the bow of the boat when the winds exceeded 20 knots. I found that hard to believe, but it really happened. My boatsitters saw it happen and immediately took off after it and lashed it down on the bow so it wouldn't happen again. Now I'm in the process of installing my watermaker and moving along nicely. Today or tomorrow I will dive in the murky lagoon water to remove my old larger prop and put on the correct size prop. I'm trying to solve the problem of excess soot buildup caused by overpowerprop. I should leave Barra this Monday for Santiago after watching my Chargers play in the playoffs on Sunday.
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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
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Starboard side steering pulley that fell off
 
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