Magic Carpet Adventures

Greg, Donna Lou and Boat Cat Ziwhot's Search for Adventure Captain Gregory (KI6IIU) and Admiral Donna Lou (KI6IIS) Norell E-mail: norell49@yahoo.com

08 June 2016 | El Cid Marina, Mazatlan
22 April 2016 | La Cruz de Haunacaxtle, Nayarit, Mexico
22 April 2016
08 March 2016 | Marina La Cruz, La Cruz de Haunacaxtle, Nayarit, Mexico
02 February 2016 | Cerro Pelion a Monarch Butterfly preserve
01 February 2016
01 February 2016
15 January 2016 | La Cruz de Haunacaxtle, Nayarit, Mexico
09 January 2016 | El Verde Camacho Marine Turtle Sanctuary
05 January 2016 | El Cid Marina, Mazatlan, Sin
12 December 2015 | San Carlos, Sonora
12 December 2015 | Alamos, Sonora, Mexico
26 November 2015 | San Carlos, Sonora
27 May 2015 | San Carlos, Sonora
24 May 2015 | Mazatlan, Fonatur, Active Marine
24 May 2015 | Mazatlan
24 May 2015 | Mazatlan

Our First Chabasco of the Year

07 July 2011 | Santo Domingo
Admiral Donna Lou
From ships log 7-2-11
Today’s weather from Caleta San Juanico 26 22’ N 111 23’W to just inside Bahia Concepcion Santo Domingo.25 51’ N 111 50’ W, was great a 10 hour passage with eight of them under sail a nice smooth reach with Magic Carpet sometimes doing 7.9 knots:
Gregorio’s fishing report: 4 Skippy’s released 1 Dorado kept for dinner! Dorado caught on a blue & white skirt. Wind currently (7pm.) at Santo Domingo is from southeast at 5 knot’s. Temperature 95 degrees.
A few hours after serving & broadcasting as net controller and giving the above current weather from Magic Carpet. A Chubasco hit! Our first for this season, wind picked up to 50 knots from the southeast. We were with five other sailing vessels anchored at Santo Domingo a shallow (17 to 20 ft) protected bay. All boats held in place. Captain Greg turned on our radar & alarm as soon as the Chubasco came up to makes sure Magic Carpet did not drag. We were held in place by 100 ft of 3/8 chain & a 35 LB CQR anchor. The Chubasco was short lived about 5 hours. All was well aboard Magic Carpet and with fellow cruisers anchored near by. All heading to the Sonrisa Ham weather man 4 of July party at Playa El Burro. July 3 rd early morning Ham radio check ins revealed 2 cruisers in the far north of the Sea of Cortez (Puerto Refugio) suffered damage. One sailing boat went ashore on a sandy beach (they had re-floated her by net time 7:30, and the second had his inflatable in the water with motor on. It had flipped over and over during the Chubasco and he had lost his engine & ores but not the inflatable. That evening we heard for the first time about a large chatter boat out of San Felipe that had sank during the Chubasco with 40 people aboard And presently we understand eight Americans are still not accounted for. We are very saddened for this loss! And understand National News is covering this story! Magic Carpet at this location (El Burro Cove) Has no access to the world except through our Single Side Band Marine/Ham Radio. SO we are posting this ASAP so family & friends will be reassured all is sunshine & roses on Magic Carpet.
At this time we are also in the dark about cruising friends Doug & Trish aboard their beloved sailing vessel KMT heading home to Oregon abandoning their boat. We do not know why, but do know all are safe and are now on a boat headed to Hawaii. Our love and prayers go out to them and we thank God for their safety.
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Vessel Name: Magic Carpet
Vessel Make/Model: Lancer 36
Hailing Port: Richmond Yacht Club, Pt Richmond, SF Bay, CA, USA
Crew: Greg, Donna Lou and Boat Cat ZiWhot Norell
About: Greg a Retired E/M Design Engineer from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Vice President and CFO of DLM Marketing, Donna Lou is President and CEO of DLM Marketing, also Greg and Donna own and operate an Olive orchard Deja vu Orchards in Northern California.
Extra:
Looking for Adventure, We have a Lancer 36 "Magic Carpet" berthed at Richmond Yacht Club in SF Bay we both love to sail, fish and dive, Greg spent the last five years getting the boat ready. Ready or not were cutting the dock lines this spring (2009) and going South to Pacific Coast of California [...]
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The Bright side and the Dark side
19 Photos
Created 5 February 2016
Donna and Greg Release Baby Turtles Dakota Quinn, Logan and Kayden
23 Photos
Created 8 January 2016
Alamos the Magical City, Honeymoon trip
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Created 8 January 2016
Active Marine, Fonatur
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Created 24 May 2015
Fish, Birds, Mammals and Donna Lou
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Created 13 May 2015
City of the Gods Outlaying Palaces
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Created 2 May 2015
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The City of the Gods Teotihuacan
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Teotihuacan City of the Gods
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San Sebastian
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Artifacts from 3000 BC to 1000 AD
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Over looking Mexico City
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Churches Cathedrals
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Created 29 April 2015
Cholula
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Zocalo District
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Xochimilco Floating Gardens
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Jungle tour Tovara Springs
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American Crocodiles
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Iguanas
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Created 31 March 2014
Old Mining town near Puerto Vallarta
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Old Town Puerto Vallarta with Aaron and Liz
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Banderas Bay Whales
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Loreto Victoria's Visit
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Exploring North side of Isla San Marcos, so much to see...
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Pa Pa Kilo Hotel forth of July Party
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Bahia La Mona
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Created 3 January 2012
Puerto Refugio
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Zorro's Hotel, City Plaza, Fort
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Created 22 June 2011
Petchocho, The Lonely Dolphin
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Created 20 June 2011
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Traditional Mayo Indian Dancers
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Created 2 May 2011
Greg and Donna Lou Visit Pearl Farm
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Created 27 April 2011
Fund Raiser for Bano's
18 Photos
Created 27 April 2011
Under Water Paradise
24 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 8 September 2010
Santa Rosalia to San Francisquito
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Created 13 August 2010
Puta Willard
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Created 13 August 2010
Gold in them ther Hills
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Created 13 August 2010
One of the top Achorages on the Baja
27 Photos
Created 13 August 2010
Cruisers Shrine
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Created 14 July 2010
Fourth of July and Shell Beach
25 Photos
Created 14 July 2010
Swimming at Mission Hotel
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Created 28 June 2010
Cave dwelling at V-cove
28 Photos
Created 28 June 2010
Hiking the Volcano at Isla Coronado
12 Photos
Created 28 June 2010
Over 200 boats gather for Loreto Fest
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Created 6 May 2010
Raft up and Snorkeling at San Marte
12 Photos
Created 5 May 2010
Children of Nopolo
22 Photos
Created 5 May 2010
Fishing Village Isla Coyote
8 Photos
Created 5 May 2010
Hiking trials on Isla San Francisco
13 Photos
Created 5 May 2010
100 days and nights in La Paz
20 Photos
Created 10 April 2010
Donna Lou Swims with Whale Sharks El Magote La Paz BCS
31 Photos
Created 9 March 2010
La Paz Carnaval 2010, 5 days of of Festivities
29 Photos
Created 17 February 2010
Greg and Donna Lou visit to Trinidad Cave painting site out of Mulege
54 Photos
Created 12 February 2010
Whale watching with friendly Whales of San Ignacio Lagoon
27 Photos
Created 12 February 2010
Parties San Carlos and La Paz
34 Photos
Created 2 January 2010
Tori and team Magic Carpet visit Isla Islotes and Swannie dive sites
98 Photos
Created 29 December 2009
Donna And VIctoria Distribute food to the poor at La Paz Colony
39 Photos
Created 28 December 2009
Donna Lou Plays with Dolphins
11 Photos
Created 14 December 2009
Hurricane Hole at San Carlos
6 Photos
Created 25 August 2009
Donna Lou Fights off Woman Eating Moray Eel
16 Photos
Created 25 August 2009
Festival at San Ignacio
40 Photos
Created 4 August 2009
Isla Danzante
29 Photos
Created 13 July 2009
Mission's, Loreto and McLuLu's
24 Photos
Created 7 July 2009
Rural Aqua Verde
18 Photos
Created 6 July 2009
Life in San Evaristo
21 Photos
Created 6 July 2009
Marine life at Espritu Santo and Roca Lobos
26 Photos
Created 12 June 2009
Diving at Espritu Santo Island
13 Photos
Created 10 June 2009
We made it to lands end
6 Photos
Created 7 June 2009
Adventures at Bahia De La Muertos
7 Photos
Created 7 June 2009
Greg and Donna Lou Hammer the Dorado
9 Photos
Created 6 June 2009
Tourist stuff in La Paz
18 Photos
Created 29 May 2009
Man O War Cove Magdalena Bay
10 Photos
Created 18 May 2009
Turtle Bay after Wild Ride
6 Photos
Created 10 May 2009
Ensenada BC
5 Photos
Created 2 May 2009
San Diego Yacht Club
5 Photos
Created 30 April 2009
Santa Barbara Yacth Club
12 Photos
Created 24 April 2009
HMB Morro Bay Pictures
9 Photos
Created 21 April 2009
Magic Capet Leaving SF bay
5 Photos
Created 21 April 2009
Tori's visit SF Bay
11 Photos
Created 11 November 2008
SAD DAY IN BETHEL ISLAND
9 Photos
Created 26 July 2008
21 Photos
Created 21 July 2008
Specifications
7 Photos
Created 15 July 2008
Donna and Greg Leave BI
6 Photos
Created 14 July 2008
Allison and Jason's visit
7 Photos
Created 14 July 2008
Aaron's visit
7 Photos
Created 14 July 2008
"Greg, Donna and Boat Cat ZiWhot's BIG Adventure"