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Sailing Isabella & now the Beachcomber
Beachcomber
Rod
11/16/2014, San Carlos, Sonora, Mx.

And we put some cool new graphics on the boat, too. With Tuckers help of course........

Marina San Carlos
Rod, Warm
11/16/2014, San Carlos, Sonora, Mx.

Actually we finished what we needed at the Marina to take off & begin to make our way to La Paz for the winter, but as usual in Mexico we have a new road block. Jane broke a tooth about 10 days ago, went to the Dentist & had to get a crown, normal stuff. The new crown was supposed to be in last Thursday, then Friday, then Saturday which it didn't make either & since Monday is a holiday (to celebrate the Revolution of 1910) it looks like Tuesday at the earliest...... So here we sit working on a few things we were going to do later in La Paz, bought more Tequila & ice.......and are making the best of it as we wait for a tooth & a weather window.
At least its not freezing like back up north......

Shipyard 2014
Rod, Hot!
11/16/2014, Guaymas, Mx

We finished the shipyard portion of our work about 10 days ago, have launched & moved the boat to San Carlos for our in the water part of the 2014 yard/refit of Beachcomber. So far so good. Always a few surprises, but nothing that can't be fixed with more money....... imagine that!

Hurricane Odile
Cloudy & showers, Rod
09/17/2014, Guaymas, Mx & Deception Pass, WA

Several of our friends have asked how our boat "Beachcomber" is doing after the storm.
"Beachcomber" is sitting in a boatyard out of the water in Guaymas, Sonora, MX which was spared the brunt of the storm & all is well, sitting pretty much as we left her. They had a couple of inches of rain, 20-30 knot winds with gusts into the 40's. Gabriel, the yard manager emailed us with an all is well & said that they will be washing the boat in the next couple of days.
Many of our cruising friends were not as lucky, bearing much more of the storm the we, but with most boats surviving intact, however several boats & 4 people in the La Paz area were not so lucky. Our thoughts & prayers go out to them & their families & friends.

Snorkeling?
Rod/ Awesome weather
08/05/2014, Canadian Gulf Islands

Snorkeling...... in the Pacific NorthWest?
...... If you are from Saskatchewan & have never even seen salt water let alone touch it..... well, yeah!
Jim & Diane brought Alecia with them to Vancouver Island a couple of weeks ago & she had also never been on a boat, so we all loaded into the little Sea Ranger 19 & took a ride to Tent Island where Jimmy took Alecia snorkeling. (See Jimmy does have a heart, just don't tell anyone)
My understanding is that Alecia is a fish at the local pool, but the waters of the Gulf Islands took a few minutes to warm up to, but a great time was had by all.

Summer Time
Rod/ Awesome weather
08/04/2014, Pacific NorthWest

We have been busy since returning to the Pacific Northwest for the summer. We spent 2 weeks on a cruise in Alaska with the company I retired from as payment for helping them out with one of the boats last winter in La Paz. We spent almost 2 weeks traveling the Olympic Peninsula thru the temperate rain forest & Olympic National Park then we spent a little over a week cruising Vancouver Island, the Canadian Gulf Islands & catching up with Jim & Diane of Prairie Oyster. Then had Scott & Monica of Scott Free up to the cabin for a couple of days last week & went crabbing.
Today we just received the new dripless shaft seals for Beachcomber with several more parts on their way this week & plan to be back on the water at the end of the week in the San Juan's.
Here is a picture of the little Sea Ranger on Tent Island in the Gulf Islands with Jim & Diane.

08/04/2014 | Heidi & Terry & Rosie
Nice! Can't wait till we get a chance to visit you guys! Enjoy!

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S/V Isabella now Beachcomber
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