Seabird Voyages

04 May 2010 | Exiting Marina PLC
02 May 2010 | Puerto Los Cabos
01 May 2010 | 25 nm west of Cabo San Lucas
01 May 2010 | Marina Puerto Los Cabos
15 April 2010 | Fresno
14 March 2010 | Cabo Corrientes
12 March 2010 | Chamela
11 March 2010 | Bahia Tenacatita
08 March 2010 | North of Manzanillo, Las Hadas and Barra de Navidad
05 March 2010 | Trip over to Barra for dinner
04 March 2010 | Grand Bay Marina/Barra de Navidad
24 February 2010 | Grand Bay Marina/Barra de Navidad
24 February 2010 | Grand Bay Marina/Barra de Navidad
23 February 2010 | Grand Bay Marina/Barra de Navidad
18 February 2010 | Sent from Fresno
08 February 2010 | Near Manzanillo
17 January 2010 | La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
19 December 2009 | Baja California

Missing picture

14 May 2012 | Still at BSM
Lou
Here's the first picture try. Thanks to all for the weather info.

Marooned in Bahia Santa Maria

14 May 2012 | Bahia Santa Maria just N of Magdalena Bay
Lou
Departed Cabo San Lucas at 0645 Friday AM and arrived here 1900 Saturday evening. The first 40 and the last 40 nm of the 190 nm trip might be considered a bit nasty. Three boats were here Saturday night and they left Sunday AM. I planned to leave Monday AM but weather has not improved at all, as multiple sources and people have corraberated. Sunday, the thought of being here until Thursday drove me crazy. Now safety and common sense have taken over so here I sit. The cell-phone connection is spotty but the Banda Ancha wifi connection via Telcel works depending on where I swing, to north or south which happens about every 10 minutes.

The maintenance and fix-its are pretty much done so there is not too much to do except enjoy the breeze (8-18 kn now) and hope that the anchor holds and keep the snubber from chafing. The sky is clear and the temp is ok for shorts in daytime. I have a swell from the SW which make the surf massive on the beach and watching the few pangas that go in and out is interesting.I have not signed up for the Pangueros BSM 101 course yet and really hope to stay off the beach.

I have one or two novels to read and then its into the educational stuff. Sorting photos, updating the blog and cooking have and will fill some time.

Oh Marge that clear cylinder with spare antenna parts and connectors/adapters came in handy when the VHF quit receiving. I hooked a handheld up to the masthead antenna cable via a convenient switch under the nav table, so I have good if awkward vhf use.

Well, let's see if this will upload. Maybe more to follow.

Happy in the Briar Patch

27 April 2012 | Fresno
Lou
Marge is happy in the briar patch while I sail north from La Cruz to Los Cabos and San Diego.

First Mate on Sicklist

27 April 2012 | Marina Riviera Nayarit
Lou
Heel spur gone wild so the treatment seems to be 4 weeks of bed rest or total immobilization. The latter was chosen along with shore leave.

Baby-sitting in Pasadena

06 April 2012 | N N'N:E E'E, Pasadena
LAF
We left the boat in La Cruz to return home for income taxes and a delightful one week baby-sitting stint in Pasadena. The kids were great with the new sheriffs in town.

Just a daysail would be a gross understatement!!

17 March 2012 | Banderas Bay
Lou
If we were guests at the Four Seasons on Punta de Mita and arranged a daysail charter with the concierge, it would fall woefully short of the day we spent with Manuella and Chris aboard their gorgeous Hylas 56. The boat is spectacular and the lunch service was out of this world. One must compare the day to Monaco or Costa Smeralda!
Vessel Name: Seabird
Vessel Make/Model: Swan 51 #27
Hailing Port: San Diego Homeport Ventura Yacht Club
Crew: Lou, Marge, Wytie and Sally
About:
After 4 Baja Haha's we decided to stay in Fresno until after all the holidays and migrate to Mexico after the New Year. This should be a cooler but more relaxed trip to La Cruz via Puerto Los Cabos. I will miss flying "Big Red" but the 2 asymetricals will be much more relaxing. [...]
Extra: Much to do to prepare for another Mexican winter. svseabird@mac.com near wifi svseabird@gmn-usa.com off-shore text only
Seabird's Photos - Main
Just good times in early 2012
38 Photos
Created 28 April 2012
Smoother trip to Santa Cruz Island
15 Photos
Created 6 November 2011
Summer fun with grand-children
25 Photos
Created 24 September 2011
Turtle Bay, San Carlos and San Quintin to San Diego
27 Photos
Created 24 September 2011
January - March 2011
19 Photos
Created 24 September 2011
People and places encountered over this period.
15 Photos
Created 5 December 2010
Marge made the calm crossing of the Sea of Cortez. In La Cruz we met up with old and new friends and then flew up to S an Diego for Chris and Jean's 40th birthday party.
15 Photos
Created 4 December 2010
Just some pictures of our great crew. Phil and Joann were back for a 3rd trip with us.
29 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 4 December 2010
Some dinners and guests. Mostly at night because that is the most pleasant time during the summer.
27 Photos
Created 4 December 2010
Scenes from Seabird Boot Camps in Fresno, Pasadena and Ventura
30 Photos
Created 4 December 2010
San Diego fun with kids and on to Sailing Camp at VYC
29 Photos
Created 3 December 2010
The bash, BBQ at PLC and San Diego
29 Photos
Created 3 December 2010
Half way through the Southern Crossing they arrived. Many spent the night and three went to PLC.
15 Photos
Created 19 August 2010
Yard work, Pasadena people and Houston
15 Photos
Created 26 April 2010
40 Photos
Created 22 March 2010
14 Photos
Created 22 March 2010
22 Photos
Created 24 February 2010
24 Photos
Created 19 February 2010
San Diego to La Cruz
44 Photos
Created 19 December 2009