08 May 2009 | Ventura Yacht Club, Ventura
08 May 2009 | Ventura Harbor, California
04 May 2009 | Avalon, Catalina Island
01 May 2009 | Calabasas, California
30 April 2009 | Silver Gate Marina, San Diego
29 April 2009 | Ensenada, Mexico
26 April 2009 | Cabo Colonet, Mexico
21 April 2009 | Offshore Bahia Magdalena, North of Cabo San Lucas
19 April 2009 | Offshore, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
12 April 2009 | North of Chamela, Mexico, Pacific Ocean
08 April 2009 | Bahia Tenacatita, Mexico
07 April 2009 | North of Bahia Navidad, Mexico, Pacific Ocean
06 April 2009 | Ixtapa, Mexico
31 March 2009 | Huatulco, Mexico
30 March 2009 | Huatulco, Mexico
17 March 2009 | Bahia San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
09 March 2009 | Bahia Herradura, Costa Rica
05 March 2009 | Playa Dominicalito, Costa Rica
27 February 2009 | Savegre River, Costa Rica
27 February 2009 | Savegre River, Costa Rica

Change of Season

26 April 2009 | Cabo Colonet, Mexico
by Capts. Dave and Desiree
As we finally approach the Mexican/United States border, there is no question we have noted the change in seasons. We have had endless summer(s), but now there is a notable change in the air, and especially the water temperature.

We have monitored the sea temperature as we have headed north. Along the central coast of Mexico, the water had increased to 23.7C (72.8F), and we dropped anchor in a bay to scrub barnacles off the bottom of the boat. Even at this temperature, it required us to wear a wetsuit, but it was tolerable for the two hours we were scraping away. In retrospect, we are grateful we made that stop, now that that our instruments read a temperature of 9.4C (48.7F). NO WAY are any of us getting wet in the Pacific, or at least not intentionally.

Our last passage has taken us about 750 miles from Mazatlan to Cabo Colonet, 65 miles short of Ensenada. With the weather deteriorating over the next 24 hours, we decided to drop anchor and wait it out. When the seas settle, we will depart for Ensenada, and do the appropriate checkout of Mexico, and head onward to California.

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Vessel Make/Model: Norseman 430 Catamaran
Hailing Port: Ventura, California USA
About: The ships complement is comprised of.... Capt. David Harris MD, Capt. Desiree Domingo-Foraste MD, Wesley Harris, and Ryan Harris
Album: Main | The Log of the Sailing Vessel Gone Native
Side trip to Samaria Gorge
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Created 27 August 2008