Smoke - N - Blues

Racer converted to a cruiser

19 December 2011 | Santequin, Utah
01 December 2011 | Columbus, NM
10 October 2011 | Columbus, NM
05 October 2011 | Columbus, NM
03 October 2011 | Columbus, NM
02 October 2011 | Columbus, NM
01 October 2011 | Duchesne, Ut
25 September 2011 | Utah
24 September 2011 | Columbus New mexico
11 March 2011 | Sierra Vista, AZ
01 December 2010 | Sierra Vista AZ
19 November 2010 | Arizona
13 November 2010 | Utah
12 November 2010 | Mexico
12 November 2010 | Green River
21 October 2010 | Salt Lake City, Utah
19 October 2010 | St. Marks Hospital, Salt Lake City
04 October 2010 | VA Hospital Salt Lake City, Utah
28 September 2010 | Duchesne, Utah
26 September 2010 | Duchesne, Utah

Taco Attacked In Machado Plaza

21 May 2010 | Mazatlan Mexico
Jodee, Russ, Mom, Dad
May 21st. After a good nights sleep we walked down a couple of blocks to have breakfast. Today is a walking stroll sight seeing day. We walked to Plaza Machado. We had the fur kids with us on leash. Two dogs a black one and a white one came running out of a casita (house). The black one attacked Taco. Russ took his walking stick and started to hit the dog to get him off of Taco, mean while I could see that the black dog only cared about attacking Taco so I reached down with my left hand and grabbed the black dog and flung him off Taco. While I was grabbing the dog Russ kept hitting the dog, what Russ did not know was that he was hitting my hand and not the dog, because he was in rapid fire. In my right hand I had Lucy dangling by the neck to keep her from the dog fight. After I flung the dog off Taco the owners came quickly to the door yelling for their dogs. I told them that they need to keep their dogs on a leash and he said "No habla Ingles", which translates to "I don't speak Spanish". Taco was not injured and my hand took a good walking stick beating, a nice size goose egg on it. On the corner of the plaza is a restaurant where we were headed to have a coke. I first asked for ice first and then a coke. While we sitting having a coke the waiter said that those same dogs that attacked Taco have attacked children.

We then headed over to show mom Nidart, one of my favorite stores. We then walked towards the Cathedral, via the ice cream store. The cathedral was not open so we continued to the market. Russ kept asking the Pulmonia (small open air taxi's) about the cost for a city tour and how much English they spoke. On the corner of the market a Pulmonia driver came up to Russ speaking English. Russ made the deal and the next two hours were riding around Mazatlan. Carlos was the drivers name. He took us up what he called snow hill where all the really expensive houses are. They are built on the side of the hill. Next stop was over to the shrimping fleet. Mazatlan has the largest commercial shrimping fleet in all of Mexico. We drove over to the Gold Zone so mom and I could try to see where we stayed 30 years ago. We did not recognize one single place. On the way back to the hotel we stopped at Starbucks of course and a place so Russ could get a smoothie.

Coconut shrimp was the menu for dinner. Mom, dad and I enjoyed and Russ chose to stay at the hotel with the fur kids. After dinner we walked along the malacone up to an area for public advents and divers that dive into the water. A stage was set up and there was dancing. There must have been five hundred people there. We watch for a short time and then took the dogs to the beach that is across from the hotel to play.
Vessel Name: Smoke-N-Blues
Vessel Make/Model: Peterson 40
Hailing Port: Sparks, NV
Crew: Capt. Russ Fields, Co-Capt. Jodee Fields, Taco & Lucy guard dogs.
About: Capt. Russ - Retired Corporate Pilot. Co-Capt. Jodee - Cook, Bottle Washer and anchor whench
Smoke-N-Blues is a Peterson 40 that was previously owned by Dennis Conners back in 1979. Its original name was "Highroller" and was reported to have done well in the "SORCY" race. Before conversion to a castle the PHRF was 54 draft was 8' and weight was 18,000 lbs now it is 8.5 draft and 29,000 [...]
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38 Nautical Miles Northwest from San Blas, Nayarit, Mexico
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Majority of the photos were taken by Rich Boren aboard Third Day
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Puerto Escondido
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Smoke-N-Blues in Moro Bay
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Smoke-N-Blues at Moro Bay, CA

Who: Capt. Russ Fields, Co-Capt. Jodee Fields, Taco & Lucy guard dogs.
Port: Sparks, NV
We wish everyone fair winds, calm seas and bug free anchorages.
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