Qualchan

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Coleta Lobo

04 April 2010
Very pretty anchorage just 2 hours from La Paz in the Sea of Cortez


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Mushroom Rock

04 April 2010
This rock is located in Puerto Balandra cover, very pretty

La Paz

04 April 2010
We ran into the previous owner of Qualchan in La Paz, he heard the name Qualchan being hailed by another boat and we go together. What a small world.

Crocodile

04 April 2010
Crocodile in the mangroves in La Manzinilla, not in a zoo.

Just like home

04 April 2010
In Tenacatita still with tons of kid boats!

Delurgios came to visit!

04 April 2010
it was really great that jim and betsy were able to come and share part of our stay in tenacatita. jim e-mailed and wanted to know where we would be that week (within a hundred miles or so) i told him most likely between p.v. and barra, then narrowed it down to ten bay, next thing you know, they are boarding qualchan from a panga. awesome!

Back in Tenacatita

04 April 2010
This shot was taken of our neighboring boat Gypsy Wind in Tenacatita with the hillside blooming after the heavy rains the week before.

Entering Barra lagoon

04 April 2010
Really cool stop, we were able to get some laundry done, fill the water tanks and do some minor repairs. As well as visit the very relaxed town of Barra

sunrise over the barra marina
Sunrise in Barra

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Natalie took this shot in the slip at Barra Marina

more of the squall

04 April 2010
Lightning lit the sky for hours allowing a clear view of up to 3 mi. across the bay to La Manzanillo. This photo taken around 2230-2300.

the squall

04 April 2010
This photo was taken by our neighboring boat Ahi Kali, around midnight as the squall was approaching. The sky was lit up for over two hours, followed by high winds then a torrential downpour.

Approaching Storm

04 April 2010
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Santiago y Jaime

04 April 2010
add raid, pinesol and rum, chase it with a pacifico. only 5 minutes after meeting santiago, he offered me his truck to go on a grocery run to the pescaderia. very cool.




where can i find a beer

Lagoon in Tenacatita

04 April 2010
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This is where we left our dinghy while we visited the small village in Tenacatita

Jungle River Trip

04 April 2010
Took this river two miles up to get up to the small town in Tenacatita where we provisioned and had lunch in small palapas.

04 April 2010
Charlee beach landing alone on dog beach in Tenacatita!

Tenacatita Bay

04 April 2010
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Passage from Chamela to Tenacatita

05 March 2010
Our passage from Chamela to Tenacatita was under a fresh following breeze of 25 knots.

Chamela

05 March 2010
At rest in settled anchorage in Chamela after a very nice overnight passage from La Cruz in Banderas Bay.

Sunrise off Ipala

02 March 2010
This shot was taken of Nalu IV about 15 miles south of Cabo Coriientes 10 miles offshore of Ipala. We departed La Cruz around midnight and we were treated with some very nice offshore breeze that made for a pleasant passage.

6 am fish!

02 March 2010
early morning my dad dropped the hook in the water, two seconds later, pulled up a nice dorado.
Vessel Name: Qualchan
Vessel Make/Model: Whitby Ketch
Hailing Port: Redondo Beach
Crew: Todd, Margaret, Natalie, Charlee and Luke
About: We have been married for 21 years and have 5 children ranging from 8 to 20. The youngest 3 of the 5 (8,9,16) help to make up our crew while the two oldest (19&20) attend school, have jobs and hold down the fort.
Extra: We hope to be cruising Mexico for the 2009-10 season. After reaching San Jose Del Cabo, we'll cross over to the mainland coast, go as far south as time allows, then back up to the Sea of Cortez by March.
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Who: Todd, Margaret, Natalie, Charlee and Luke
Port: Redondo Beach