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Sailing Isabella, Plan B & Beachcomber
And Fishing
Rod, Mostly Sunny
06/11/2014, The San Juan Islands

We have been doing a bit of fishing since we have been back......... not much catching, just fishing.
Here Tucker is giving Jane a helping hand....... & hoping for a lingcod.

06/20/2014 | Heidi, Terry & Rosie
What a cute pic! Miss that Tucker.... Oh and you guys too :)
The Neighbors
06/11/2014, Deception Pass, WA

We love our neighbors, whether at Deception Pass or the Sea Of Cortez. These guys & their mom just happen to be residents of Deception Pass next door.
Love the spotted coats on the little guys.

Back in the Pacific Northwest
Rod, Mostly Sunny & 72
06/07/2014, Deception Pass, WA

At "Beachcomber" in Sonora, Mexico the temperature hovers around 100 degrees in the day & with the humidity in the 70% range it feels much much warmer . We experienced 135 degrees inside of the boat a couple of years ago in San Carlos & that was the end of our Sea of Cortez summers as Jane's foot swelled up to the size of a cantaloupe.

Now we spend those summers in the Islands of Puget Sound at our cabin & our summer cruising is done on a small power boat (boat camping). The rest of our time is spent dreaming & preparing for our next foray south to "Beachcomber" in October. So now I sit here at the cabin, watching the sunset, working on a few things to be installed on the cat this fall, dreaming of palm trees & sharing a margarita & sea stories of sailing with a friend........... Life IS good........

Cruising the Sea on our C-Dory
04/15/2014, Sea of Cortez, Mexico

Actually I'm posting this from our cabin at Deception Pass.
Several of our friends have asked where did we take our C-Dory in Mexico. So, here is a copy out of our chart book that I drew our route on, we did almost the same route both ways. A 96 mile crossing of the Sea of Cortez from San Carlos to San Juanico (We did it in about 6 hours @ approx, 15 kts. way, way faster than the sailboat). Between 250 & 300 miles each way, Launching in San Carlos & cruising to La Paz.
It was a great trip.
Of course, spending your winter in La Paz is never a bad way to go anyway......
Hasta, Rod

Hasta Luego Mexico 'Till Fall
Rod, 80 degrees & sunny
04/14/2014, Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico

So we finished all we can do here for now. We loaded up the pickup & headed North to Deception Pass from Guaymas, to return in October.
Hasta Luego.

Yard work
Rod, 78 degrees & sunny
04/09/2014, Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico

We had to pull the rudders to get at the cutlass bearings, shafts & dripless shaft seals...... & we wanted to take a look at the folding propellers as well...
We got 8 propellers with this boat..... 6 of them folding, 4 Martec Slipstream & 2 Autoprops the other 2 are the original 2 blade fixed props.

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S/V Isabella now Beachcomber
Who: Rod, Jane & Tucker (the Admiral) DuFour
Port: Deception Pass, WA
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