MISSTEAK

08 July 2016 | San Diego Bay
08 July 2016 | San Diego Bay
05 July 2016
21 November 2015 | Tied to the dock in Dana Point
21 July 2015 | In the fog so who knows where we are...
21 July 2015 | North of Ensenada
20 July 2015 | The streets of Ensenada
19 July 2015 | Ensenada
17 July 2015 | TB
15 July 2015 | What will 700 Pecos buy.... 😳
15 July 2015 | Bahia de Tortuga
13 July 2015 | Bahia Asuncion
10 July 2015 | Baja Sur
09 July 2015 | Closing in on SJdC
09 July 2015 | East Cape - Cabo Pulmo
08 July 2015 | Bahia de los Muertos
30 June 2015 | Marina de La Paz
25 June 2015 | On the road
23 June 2015 | Campo de Golf, El Mogote

Into the bay

08 July 2016 | San Diego Bay
Chip
Heading to the Loews Coronado for a couple of days with a stop at the Coronado Cays Yacht Club then to Glorietta Bay and the Coronado YC. Great weather and some cool stuff happening in San Diego.

Into the bay

08 July 2016 | San Diego Bay
Chip
Heading to the Loews Coronado for a couple of days with a stop at the Coronado Cays Yacht Club then to Glorietta Bay and the Coronado YC. Great weather and some cool stuff happening in San Diego.

San Diego Bay

05 July 2016
Chip
Spending a week in San Diego Bay bouncing about. Dinner tonight with Barritt and Renee (Senendipty), John and Gilly (Destiny) and Bob and Robin (Mia Amore). From here it's off to Catalina, via Oceanside and Dana Point, for Glenn's (Beach Access) 60th birthday party. Great weather and fun people! All good.

What a difference 1 year makes

21 November 2015 | Tied to the dock in Dana Point
Chip
Getting ready to take MissTeak over to Avalon for Thanksgiving and, while suffering from a very serious bout of NMB (no Mexico Blues), I wondered what was happening with us 12 months ago. A quick peek at the log showed us anchor down in Bahia de Tortuga along the Baja headed south. I floated the idea past the admiral of tossing the lines and heading back - best I could achieve was Avalon for Thanksgiving which isn't a bad outcome especially with this monster El Nino on the way. Oh, and as should be expected, a BIG blow is predicted for SoCal Wednesday so we're heading to the island on Tuesday.....

Outbound Ensenada

21 July 2015 | In the fog so who knows where we are...
Chip
Bittersweet comes to mind today as we close in on San Diego to complete our U.S. check-in. Eight months and 5 days ago KT and I left aboard MissTeak for our 3rd extended Mexico sailing adventure in 5 years! This time we traveled close to 4000 miles, met a bunch of new people and got back in touch with old cruising friends. While we visited many of the same places as past trips, we made a point of seeing several new locations and doing different things at the places we'd been before. I know there is a perception that Mexico is a dangerous and third-world like country. To an extent that's true but in our experience that hyperbole is fueled by lazy American media outlets regurgitating negative stories and, in some cases, simply failing to get the facts (yes there was a shooting on the streets of La Paz but it wasn't a Cartel hit rather it was a jealous husband gunning down a cheating wife and lover....). Once again we found Mexico to be an inviting and diverse country and it's people just so dang friendly and helpful! Sure there are some strange processes in Mexico but it really does work! As we drop back into the reality of the Land of Plenty, we will deeply miss the relaxed lifestyle of living aboard MissTeak and, by 100% choice,being without a constant barrage of so-called "news!" We will miss seeing Mexican kids dressed in their school uniforms singing their way to and from school. We will miss sticking our head out the hatch in the morning to see the sun rising over towering mountain and a panga speeding across glass like waters! Indeed there is a lot we will miss about our time roaming about Mexico so we will hold on tightly to our many many fond and everlasting memories! KT and I are so very thankful to of had this "experience" and tip our hat to those who helped make this adventure a big deal in our life! Gracias mi amigos con el gran corazon's! Vemos pronto todos!

Statistical Recap

21 July 2015 | North of Ensenada
Chip
This trip we didn’t go as far south as our previous adventures but we traveled further north and crossed the Sea of Cortez twice as many times. Below are some data and, in a couple of cases, comparisons from past trips
• Miles traveled: 4215
• Days out of US: 8 months, 5 days
• Days in a marina: 93 (37.2%)
• Days in the yard: 5 (2%)
• Days on anchor: 152 (60.8%)
• Engine Hours 2010/11: 706
• Engine Hours 2012/13: 745
• Engine Hours 2014/15: 749
• Genset Hours 2010/11: 335
• Genset Hours 2012/13: 233
• Genset Hours 2014/15: 232
Vessel Name: MissTeak
Vessel Make/Model: Morgan 45
Hailing Port: Dana Point, CA USA
Crew: Chip and Katie Prather
Extra:
This will be our third extended cruise to Mexico and we're very much looking forward to new adventures. Trips 1 and 2 were a ball - no doubt #3 will be the same or better. The itinerary is a little different in that we're leaving later in November from SoCal, intending to slowly hop down the [...]
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Q Corner Bar in Barra
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Moving Serendipity in to Las Hadas Marina
Dominoes in Las Hadas
Grand Bay Hotel in Barra de Navidad
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