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Sailing Isabella, Plan B & Beachcomber
The Circus
Rod
02/05/2012, La Paz, Mexico

Wow, We had French couple perform in the rigging on their boat last week. What a show. They made it look so easy and graceful, where I usually climb the mast with a death grip. Here is a picture of the woman almost looking angelic...... I guess its time to practice......

02/11/2012 | Dennis Regan
Wow, I don't know if we can offer angelic in Cornet Bay but we did have a guy climb a flagpole and catch themselves in the most painful way possible on the cleat on the way down - flipped upside down and and knocked themselves out.
Tuckers Help
Rod
01/28/2012, Sea of Cortez

Tucker helping Jane at the beach.

Island Hopping
Rod
01/28/2012, Sea of Cortez

We took off a several days ago for some island hopping & beach combing.
Some great weather & empty beaches were what we found with Jane & Tucker having a great time combing the beaches over a couple of days.
After lunch one day we relaxed reading for a bit & soon Jane couldn't get up. Her sciatic nerve started acting up, in a few hours she was doubled up with the mucles in her leg twiching like crazy. We hung out in the anchorage for a few more hours thinking it would ease up as the wind was now blowing about 35 with the highest gust 41.
Finally the wind began to ease, but not the pain in Jane's leg so at midnight I picked up the hook & began a long nights travel towards La Paz. I got a hold of the Dr. & he met us at the dock & within 30 minutes Jane had an IV inserted with what the Dr. called a cocktail & she was off to lulu land for about 24 hrs. I was promoted again to nurse from turdmate for a few days to administer shots & meds, now she is feeling much better.
That girl, she is always full of suprises......
But look at this beach.... and not a soul around.......

02/02/2012 | dauphyne
glad Jane is doing better!! We will be so happy to see you in May. Please bring back with you some of the sunshine and warmth.
Love Dauphyne and Wayne
Northbound
Rod
01/20/2012, from La Paz

Yes, we will be shipping Isabella back to the Pacific Northwest this spring. Both of our parents have been having health issues & it's time to take some time out to spend with them. Isabella will be headed back as deck cargo on a freighter with a company known as Yacht Path. They will pick her up here in La Paz in May & drop her off almost at our front door in Victoria Harbor, Canada ten days later. We have decided to ship her as it is much easier on the boat (virtually no wear & tear) & people against the prevailing weather on the West Coast of Mexico & the US, also the price was right. Many of our friends have used this kind of thing from Mexico & the South Pacific with great results.
Our next adventure....... Alaska??

The Weather
Rod
01/20/2012, La Paz, Mexico

The weather, it's always a big part of your life here on a sailboat. Everything revolves around it, as it dictates how or even if we sleep, the meals we cook & what we do each day. The reason we have spent so much time here is that in the winter the temps usually run in the high 70's in the day & the 50's at night. Purrrfect by our standards.
The reason I'm writing this is for our friends in the Puget Sound, where we sailed from, who have been experiencing some..... we'll say unusual weather...... ( and I like to gloat when I can)........
So here is another purfect sunset experienced last night.........
Oh yeah & the other reason is because we will be headed back to Puget Sound with Isabella in May, so next year we will be huddled up next to the fire with you & I will need a way to look back & know that it wasn't just a dream......

Strange Things
Rod
01/14/2012, Dock 3 Marina Palmira, La Paz

With the departure of our friends Terry & Heidi strange things have begun to happen on dock 3......... For any of you that may not know Jim, he is NOT an angel....
As Jane would say "He's just wrong" (But fun.)

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