Around the world with S/V Zephyr

The adventures of Bill & Tracy as they fulfill their lifes dream of sailing the world. We've dreamed of this for years and now is the time while the health is still good and there is money in the kitty to make it come true.

30 November 2016 | Fort De France
25 November 2016 | For De France, Martinique
24 November 2016 | Fort De France
23 November 2016 | For De France, Martinique
21 November 2016 | Anse D'Arlet, Martinique
18 November 2016 | West of St.Vincent
16 November 2016 | Bequai
09 November 2016 | Hillsborough Bay, Carriacou, Grenada
08 November 2016 | Carriacou Island, Grenada
07 November 2016 | Hillsborough Bay, Carriacou, Grenada
03 November 2016 | Prickly Bay, Grenada
02 November 2016 | Prickly Bay, Grenada
26 October 2016 | Prickly Bay area
26 October 2016 | Prickly Bay area
23 October 2016 | Prickly Bay, Grenada
19 October 2016 | Prickly Bay area
19 October 2016 | Prickly Bay area
16 October 2016 | Prickly Bay, Grenada
09 October 2016 | Prickly Bay area
04 October 2016 | Power Boats, Trinidad

Finally internet!!

30 November 2016 | Fort De France
Bill/ partly cloudy
I just came back to Fort De France from Trois Islet across the bay where we have spent the last four days. No internet there!! Sorry for the delay getting this posted but since I came back to Fort De France to get the rest of Snowshoes food, I brought my computer to get this posted. It's now Wednesday so it's been a few days. Catch up time.

It's now Sunday and we moved this morning to Trois Isle on the south side of Ford Du France Bay. The weather forecast is for winds to come out of the south as on Tuesday along with a bunch of rain(it starts tomorrow). If we'd gotten a south wind, we'd have ended up with out butts to shore and we don't like laying that way at anchor. Should we drag, we'd go aground and that's never good.

At about 0800, we took off for the entire 2.5 mile trip. No big deal but it got us away from Party Central. On Friday night, music played from about 1800 till well past midnight and last night, it started at about the same time but went well past midnight and announcers started up this morning at 0500 talking about an event that was scheduled for today. Not sure what it was but thousands of people lined the shore and the park yelling and screaming. This all started well before sun up!!! We planned to cross the bay and now was as good a time as any. We found that by looking at our AIS, another cruiser friend we knew(Tom and Barb on Gosi) had made the trip up from St. Ann on the south side of Martinique to wait out the allegedly coming south winds that are due here shortly, along with the rain. We met up with them many times during our travels around the globe. We were joined later by the folks on Infini(Michael and Susan) after they came in and dropped anchor close by. Again, another couple we've known for quite some time. We had a nice get together this evening on Gosi to celebrate seeing each other again.

Now the weather forecast for south winds may have changed but the rain is still in the forecast so since there is only one small ferry that comes anywhere near this anchorage, it's almost like being in a marina it's so calm. A few more bugs but not bad. We've already made plans to get together tomorrow for a game of Mexican Trains. It should be good fun.

It's now Tuesday and still raining. The forecast for yesterday was for rain and we got it big time during most of the morning. I got out in time and got our Yamaha generator running and pulled a tarp over it just in case. It was nice and sunny. Within 30 minutes, it was raining and that increased to pouring. It finally let up just after lunch giving us time to get Puff in the water and head over to Infini to pick up passengers and over to Gosi for Dominoes. It was great full getting together again. The game went on for a while with me getting up and checking the clouds for the chance of more rain. By just after 1700, it was starting to look real bad so we called the game and piled back into Puff and reversed out trip back to Zephyr. We got back and had plenty of time to get the out board off and Pull stowed back on deck and strapped down. Never know what may come our way and from what we heard from Infini, we had winds of 40 knots. It sounded miserable outside with pounding torrential rains for most of the evening and it's still raining now. I've got our main engine running to help put more volts back in the battery as it's just too soggy to go out and drag out the generator and get the tarp back up.

As was expected, the winds shifted through the day and evening yesterday switching from east to southeast to south to west of all places. Glad we were here and not at Fort De France of farther south in St. Anne where much of the locals and cruisers hang out. Reports were of numerous boats dragging, one going aground and four foot swells running through the anchorage. Not a pleasant time. Some even dragged that had two anchors out. All the while, we sat nice and safe and with the feeling that we were tied up at a marina the water was so flat. Trois Islet is considered a "hurricane hole" because of the protection it affords.

We got notification that our new mainsail has shipped from China and could be here as early as Friday but since it's only open Monday to Friday and it's not due to Friday before 1800 and we still have to get back over there but don't want to go till we get our "notification" call from Fed Ex that it's there. What the heck, it's nice and quiet and peaceful here with friends to chat and play games with. Now if we can just get the rains to let up.

It's now 1645 and still raining. Haven't seen this much rain in quite q while. Got a call from the vet in Fort De France that the rest of our cat food is in so we'll be taking the ferry across instead of Zephyr tomorrow and picking it up along with a quick stop at the grocery store. Man, is it soggy. It continued to rain through the night and stopped early this morning(Wednesday). Poor Puff took a long time to get dried out.

I made the trip to Fort De France while Tracy stayed on board Zephyr getting some odd jobs done and really no need for both of us to go. Cost was just $7 euros for round trip. I've got nine more bags to keep the kids fed and regular and so far it's working just fine. Our new sail is due sometime late this week. Not sure how we are going to work that out, but I'll let you know. Meanwhile since I'm in town, a quick stop at the grocery store. Never know what I might find.

Vet, fuel and our generator and more.

25 November 2016 | For De France, Martinique
Bill/ partly cloudy
We've been in Martinique for a while as you know if you have been reading our posts. It's Friday night and it's like I'm back at one of my high school football games. For the last few hours there have been drums playing on shore right beside where the dinghy dock is at Fort De France. It sounds to me just like the same beat, over and over again. They even have the whistles that the Drum Major used to blow during the show. It's 2145 and heaven only knows how long they will play into the night. Tracy is looking for her ear plugs.

Yesterday we took off in a taxi that we had read about in the Windward Island travel guide. Nice man that spoke some english. Not a lot as it is with most of the natives we've met. I'm sure more know it that use it as with most of us, we may know it but are too shy to use it with others(just like us). Before that journey, I set about trying to find the Customs Office that was suppose to be near the docks. I'd looked it up on their website so I knew(sort of) where they were located. Off I went on foot(again) and after asking several locals along my way, they directed me to a building up one of the roads. Nope, wrong place but I got more directions from people there. Back up the road and over to another building. No signs that I would understand that said anything about Customs so I waited for someone to show up. In the end, a man approached the doors and I asked for help, pleading that I was lost(true). He told me the office had been closed there for a couple of years but if I walked back the way I came and saw a big parking structure, I should find some Customs officials in the building right behind it.

Off I went and in the end, I found the right building and again asked another local for guidance. Keep in mind that they speak fluently in French and only a bit normally of English and I speak fluently in English(depending on how much I've had to drink)and only a bit of French. No formal training since college may years ago. It doesn't help the they speak so fast that even if I was fluent, I probably wouldn't understand. I was told to go the third floor and push a button beside a locked door. Having done so, I was greeted by a very nice man who again spoke just a bit of English. He took me to the office where I was greeted by another 6 or 7 locals. They also spoke French but I think they understood more English than they were letting on. It's now 2200 and the drums play on!!! My primary purpose of all this was to see if it was possible to have our new sail shipped here and avoid import duty. I'd posted on the internet at the local Martinique Facebook site and had gotten reports back of anywhere from "it's duty free" to "you have to pay a 30% import duty". I was heading for the source. One person in the office clued me in. She spoke enough Engish and wasn't shy about it. As long as the box and the bill of lading are clearly marked "YACHT in TRANSIT" there would be no duty assigned to it when it comes into Martinique. She was absolutely positive about that especially since I asked the question several times just to make sure I understood what I needed once it got here. Now the reason I think that many of the locals know more English than they let on is that one of my final statements was "As long as you're sure but just remember, I know where you work!" That brought a round of laughter from just about everyone in the office. I headed back down to the main lobby where I placed a call to the marina in Marin. It's a harbor about 25 miles south of here where many of the cruisers hang out over the winter. I'd emailed them with my question about the "duty". Her response was that she was just in the process of retuning my email and she told me that as far as she knew, there was a 30% import duty on everything that comes in. Now you can see my confusion about this. I sat down and called FedEx. They were going to bring in the new sail. The nice young lady told me just as the Customs official had that as long as it was clearly marked on the box as well as the bill of lading as "YACHT in TRANSIT" there would be no problem other than the huge taxi bill I was going to get. Once Fed Ex calls and says your package is in, you take your passport and a copy of your boats documentation to Fed Ex's main office(way out of town near the airport) and there, they will give you a copy of your bill of lading. That, along with your passport and documention, you then go to the Customs office at the airport and they will stamp all your forms with the "duty free" stamp. Then you take that paperwork back to Fed Ex and they will then give you your box. While there may not be any duty involved, there sure it going to be a BIG taxi bill for all this. I'll let you know how much it is.

Now we had originally planed to pick up the sail in St. Martin, farther up the Windward Islands but with the robbery and the fact that the weather over the next week is supposed to be not the finest to get us up the chain, it dawned on me to see if we could simply just have it shipped here as long as it was duty free. Even I can get a great idea every now and then.

Once I was back, we called Marc, the taxi driver and he picked us up at about 1130 and off we went for one of the local vets we knew of. It's the vets office we were trying to find on Wednesday when we got robbed in the rain. Marc knew exactly where it was and drove straight to it. Of course, they didn't carry it but since the office receptionist only spoke French, she couldn't tell us that when we called. Back into the taxi and off for the second vets office, this one being quite a way from the first office. We got lucky and they carried it so we cleaned them out(three bags) and found out that they had more coming next Tuesday. We signed up for nine more bags. That will give us a dozen bags which will take care of the kids for the next year. One thing we learned along time ago out here is if you can find what you need, you buy as much of it as you can because it could be a long time before you find it again. Back into the taxi and back to the docks. We'd skipped lunch so we stopped at a McDonalds(right along the water front) and had a nice Big Mac meal. Cost for each Big Mac meal was just about $8.00US so not cheap like back in Thailand and South Africa but when the stomach is empty, it knows no reason and will settle for a Big Mac just fine. Back to Zephyr where we served the kids their "normal" diet of the high fiber food. I'm glad to say that Snowshoe is on his way back to being a regular guy again.

Today, we launched Puff(our dinghy) and took off to get gasoline for our generator and out board. The dock was just past the next point along the coast and we wanted to get there and back before the winds of the afternoon and the waves it kicks up start. Gasoline runs over $1.37Euros a liter so 2 twenty liter jerry cans set me back well over $55.00US but when you are close to running out of fuel, you will spend what ever is necessary to get more.

Once back, I fired up our nice Yamaha generator on the stern deck and let her run for a few minutes before changing our here oil. Supposed to be done every 100 hours but I know it's been longer than that as I loose track of how long I run it each day. I marked it on the calendar that I changed it so I can do a better job. It seemed to run much smoother and better as we charged up all our batteries.

In the afternoon, we took off for the local grocery store to get restocked on a few things we were still in need of. When we were in French Poly five years ago, we found a canned preparation of potatoes really good and we found them in this store. We laid in several so we can have some shortly.

It's now 2230 and the band plays on. It could be a long night.

Yesterday not so good. Today, much better.

24 November 2016 | Fort De France
Bill/ finally sunny
Yesterday was definitely a bad day but today was better. We finally found a source for the special food poor Snowshoe has to have to stay a "regular" boy. Constipation is his enemy. The first vet we went to didn't carry the Royal Canin that he needed but the second one did. We found a taxi listed in the "Windward Island" book and called him(Marc). He showed up about an hour later and knew exactly where to go--both bet places that we little more than holes in the wall. Way off the beaten path. In our ill advised quest yesterday to find the first vet, there was no way we would have ever found him he was so far not where his address was supposed to be.
At least today it's finally a sunny day. Yesterday rained on and off most of the morning and once it looked better, well that's when we took off. Could never find the bus that was supposed to take us to the vet so we ended up walking and ended up in a neighborhood we definitely should never have been in. As I checked my IPad to see where we were and how to get the heck out of there, a rather tall man came running by and snatched the IPad right out of my hands and then ran up a set of circular stairs and across the main highway. I took off after him but there is a big difference between a man in his younger 20s and one in his 60s. No way I was ever going to catch him especially with my bad back and leg. I made it to the top of the circular stairs and over the walkway but he was long gone. A man across the bridge saw him and came back with me along with three other men and they called the police for us. Took a good 45 minutes for them to show up but they stationed three men with us and more across the bridge looking for the man. We then were driven aver the mainroad and up to where the walkway crossed the highway to see if we saw anyone. The guy was wearing a black hoodie with the hood up, and black pants and sneakers. Never saw his face so there was no way I could identify him if he was in a crowd of one. In the end, the police took us to the main station where we filled out a form(another policeman did it as it was all in french). Signed my name lots of times on the forms, was interviewed again by one of the detectives that was out on the scene and asked if we could stick around for a few days incase anything came up. So here we sit at least with three bags of good cat food and with nine more on order to come in next Tuesday. So while yesterday really sucked, at least we know Snowshoe will be better. He was already starting to clog up and that's never a good thing.
In the last 7 years since we started, we been nailed three times. First, a pick pocket got me in the Philippines. Then a snatch and grab guy got my ATM card and a bunch of money and now this. At least no one got hurt and I can replace most of what was on the IPad. Just about everything was backed up.

We were robbed today

23 November 2016 | For De France, Martinique
Bill/Raining
We're now(Saturday) in Martinique after an 18 hour trip north. We'd originally planed on leaving on Saturday and getting in on Sunday but the wind forecast was for better, more easterly to southeasterly winds to help get us here. Unfortunately, Mother Nature never talked to the forecasters so we sailed and we motored to get us here. We motored out of the harbor and then pulled up the mainsail and the genoa and took off heading right on course. As the time passed, the winds died off and we rolled in the genoa and turned on the motor again. Winds came and went over the night but mainly less than 60 degrees off the starboard side and lots of less than 30 degrees making it impossible to sail. We kept the main up and the motor on through about 50% of the trip getting in at just after 0800 having left at 1415 the previous afternoon. Ninety seven miles in total. Now here's the tricky part. Customs and Immigration are closed over the week end so we are stuck on board till Monday. No big deal as we need to catch up on the sleep we lost during this overnight trip. It's much harder on us doing overnighters that a week or more at sea. Then we can get into the rhythm of four on watch and four hours off watch. Doing a simple overnight doesn't allow us to get synched with the boats movement.
Once in and on anchor, we set about putting Zephyr to bed. We'd put a reef in the mainsail for the night trip and we needed to hoist the sail back up to it's full height to get the reef out. Unfortunately, our Milwaukee 90 degree drill that we've used for years with a "winch bit" installed to make our regular winches "electric" finally gave up the ghost and died. I recharged the 24 volt battery it requires but there's just no life left in it. Looks like we finally burned up the poor motor. Tracy told me the last time she used it(to get me up the mast), it smelled of burning wires. Guess she was right. If I can't find one once we get to St. Martin(where our new mainsail is coming), I'll have to have one shipped it. It's so much easier to hoist the main and do all the adjustments with the drill. We actually had to use a winch handle to adjust the genoa during this trip. How archaic!!
As Tracy was flaking the mainsail for tied downs and covering, she grabbed the leach of the sail and it tore again!!! Boy, it really is time for a new sail. We pulled out some sail repair tape with glue on one side and slapped it on. Guess we will see the next time we use it if it works. Tracy tell me it's only about 245 miles to St. Martin. A simple two day trip if we don't stop anywhere.
Monday, we'll be getting checked in and I'll be off to the local hospital to get my back really checked out. It's still out of whack and the numbness in my right leg still really hurts when I walk. Now we just have to find out what the problem is and get it fixed.
It's now Sunday evening and it's been a quiet day here in the anchorage. Some sun and some rain. A few folks showed up in either small powerboats or sailboats from somewhere else on the island probably. There may be a cruiser or two here but no more than that as most have none of the extra equipment that most of us carry--solar, wind generator, extra fuel tanks etc. At least no one shows up and starts blaring music through the anchorage, plus when they come in or leave, they maintain a "no wake"speed through the entire anchorage. Can't tell you the last time we've had that in any anchorage. We've found that in our two short days here, it rains late in the morning and then get better as the day goes by. We put up tarps this morning to shade us from the sun as well as the rain. Of course, it started raining shortly after I started up our generator on the stern. Tomorrow, we will be checking in to Martinique. They have been closed for the last two days so we just sat out here at anchor not going ashore. From what we have read, check in is simple. Just fill in a few forms on the computer, then copies get printed and that's it. We will have to find and ATM to get some euros as EC dollars don't work here. Each island has different requirements as far as currency goes. Some use EC dollars, some use euros and some use American dollars.
One of the most important things we need to do while here is try and find more of the Royal Canine food for Snowshoe. He's slowly getting constipated again and we don't want him getting worse. Tomorrow starts the hunt. We also will be trying to find a doctor to get me looked at. Hopefully they can get me fixed or at least feeling better where it's not so hard walking. The nerves in the right leg are still quite upset with me.

It's now Tuesday and we got checked in just fine. Found the internet cafe, got logged in and a few minutes later, the manager of the place printed out our clearance documents. No Immigration, No Customs people, no no body of any officialdom! How weird is that? It cost a while $1.00 Euro and that was to cover the cost of the copying. My leg is better but still not perfect by any means.
As we walked down to the internet cafe, Tracy turned around and saw what looked to be Puff, our dinghy stuck under the landing dock. She rushed back while I hobbled back and sure enough, it has wedged the outboard under the long wooden dock. She jumped in and pushed down on the motor and got it loose and then slowly maneuvered Puff around the end of the dock where we tied her up again, this time using two ropes so there was no chance of her getting stuck. The last time this happened was clear back in Indonesia where it swamped poor Puff and allowed water to get into our fuel tank then trashing the carburetor and the engine. We had the carb rebuilt several times and in the end, just replaced it with a much better result. Biggest problem was that it was a four stroke engine in a two stroke engine world. You can't buy a two stroke engine in the US unless it's used. Been that way since before we bought Zephyr back in 2007. The rest of the world has no problem with the pollution these engine are rumored to put out so having a four stroke any where other than the US, well, don't plan on getting it fixed unless you know how to do it yourself(I don't).
Once we got checked in, we wandered the streets(it was about 1030)and found just about everybody closed. We'd heard the place was a sleepy town but hey, come on!! We motored back to Zephyr and had a nice lunch there and planned to do some swimming but it rained off and on most of the rest of the day.
Today, Tuesday, we pulled up the anchor and set off for Fort De France(dropped the hook at 14 35.963N:61 04.199W)about 1015 and fought our way up the coast in rain, off and on making a total white out where we could only see maybe 100 yards ahead of us so we had to watch out for boats that might be coming our way. We dodged a big car carrier vessel just as we were coming into the anchorage making us do a 360 degree turn to stay our of it's way. Their AIS wasn't working so I called and let them know. About a minute later, they came up on our chartplotter screen. Then came the ferries. Lots of them!! Coming from all over the island and from different islands in the area. Each zipping through the anchorage leaving big wakes in their wake. About 10 other boats are anchored here with us with everything from catamarans to monohulls to a metal schooner, each bobbing up and down as the ferries pass. Thank goodness they stop later in the evening. We launched Puff and I went in the get Tracy's phone working. Not the easiest thing to communicate with people that primarily speak French and my skills with it died off shortly after college. Tracy had found the local cell phone place so I had an idea where it was and instead of Digicell, it's called "Orange" here. Got a new Simm card, one gig of data and five Euros worth of calls for $30.00. I also got clued in as to a local market so I hiked and hobbled down there and got a few things(bottle of Coke--Pepsi is to expensive, and a loaf of French bread to have with cheese for our dinner snack later. I even found a McDonalds along the waterfront for all the tourists that come in by the cruise liners, one of which was tied up to the dock right next to our anchorage. It took off just after 1700 and I'll bet another shows up here tomorrow.
We had an accident earlier in the week during our passage up to Martinique. We left one port lite open and some water splashed through and trashed one of our two Apple(antiques by todays standards). It won't start any more and our second one got water inside the screen making it now have two big black circles as we watch or type anything. One on the lower left and one on the upper right. At least they aren't in the middle. Since this computer is considered a "Vintage" model, no Apple store will work on either of them. The first one that got really trashed, I had just had a one terrabite hard drive installed on it when I was back in the US. I've taken it our and installed on the second one(with the big circles) and it's still runs fine. Now all I have to do it search the internet and find a replacement. Shouldn't be too hard as I think Action Computers in Denver might have one on hand or can get one. It's where I bought it and it's where I got it fixed when I was home. At least the hard drive is still good. Just a shame that that one wave had to hit that one port lite and that we had left it and only it open . RATS!!!
Tomorrow, we are off to see if we can find the Royal Canine kitty food we need for Snowshoe. Tracy is searching the internet for any place we might get lucky. The website for Royal Canine doesn't seem to have a "contact" address that works. We may have to put Metamucil in his food to keep him running well. Can't have a stopped up kitty on board. We've been spoiling both of them with some Friskies wet food we've had on board for a couple of years. We normally only serve it during passages but we have to do what ever we can to keep him from getting clogged up. If anyone out there can help us with a phone number or email address for them, we really appreciate it.
We were robbed today. Our Ipad was snatched right out of my hands as I stood on a city street here in Fort De France. Police came but couldn't find anyone. Not surprised. He was very fast on his feet. So in our travels, we were robbed in the Philippines, South Africa and now here in Martinique.

Checked into Martinique.

21 November 2016 | Anse D'Arlet, Martinique
Bill/partly cloudy
Finally got checked into Martinique this morning. All done by computers and a checkin sheet is then printed out. Cost one euro.
Will be off for Fort deFrance as of tomorrow. Can't buy simmer card for phone here so tomorrow probably. We're in Anse D'Arlet along the west coast. Nice place for quiet.
More once we get better Internet.

On our way to Martinique!

18 November 2016 | West of St.Vincent
Bill
Left for Martinique about 1400. Should be there tomorrow morning. More then.
Vessel Name: Zephyr
Vessel Make/Model: Shin Fa 458
Hailing Port: Denver, Colorado
Crew: Bill & Tracy Hudson
About: We've been sailing since the early 80's on lakes in New Mexico and Colorado and finally took the plunge and bought Zephyr.
Extra: We moved on board in April of 2008 and have been working and sailing her ever since. Up to Alaska and down to Mexico and across the Pacific to Fiji. We're now in the Caribbean in Grenada after making the crossing from South Africa 7 months ago.
Home Page: http::/www.sailblogs.com/member/svzephyr
Zephyr's Photos - Main
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The electrical connection with switch for the new Spectra Watermaker.
Our new watermaker--it still needs the hoses run but we are getting closer to getting the job done.
La Panga Restaurant and Marina Palmira office
You put your trash out in trash cans by the curb.  Here, they put it in raised steel containers to keep animals out of it while awaiting pickup.
OK, sounds like a restaurant I want to try.  Nothing wrong with a skull on the sign.
Boats in Marina Palmira.
Bigger power boats in Marina Palmira.
More boats in Marina Palmira.
Marina Costa Baja
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Looking West from the marina.
Looking North towards the hotel La Fiesta.
Boats at Marina Costa Baja.
We sat for quite a while just watching the sun go down and see all her changing colors.  Each night provided a whole rainbow of colors.
La Fiesta Hotel.  Nice place and just about empty.
Matt getting some relaxation at the pool.
They stroll the docks each day.
Along the sidewalk at Marina Costa Baja.
Looking down from above.  Boy, it
The view from the top of the mast of the marina.
Out into the bay.
The "Beach Club at the hotel.
More of the Marina and the hotel.
Pangas along the beach at Los Muertos.
The dingy dock at Los Muertos.
Looking out from the restaurant at Los Muertos.
Pelicans and the pangas along the launching ramp at Los Muertos.
The Sun glinting off the bay at Los Muertos.
What used to be the Giggling Marlin restaurant.  Now El Carbon.
Rock walls out by the dingy dock at Los Muertos.
One of the flying Manta Rays at Los Frailes.  Look closely.
More flying Manta Rays at Los Frailes.
The Eastern end of Los Frailes.
Ensenada de Los Muertos.
The ceiling of the restaurant at Los Muertos.
Blue goes hunting.  She knows there is something on the barbecue grill
With her toes spread, she is weaving on the life line.  The camera is still, she is not!
At anchor in Los Frailes.
The anchorage in Los Frailes.
At the pot luck dinner along the beach in Los Frailes waiting out the wind.  The wind won!!
Our new Fender Step.  It will make coming into dock much easier.
Our new Spectra 200T watermaker.  Now all we have to do is find the time to install it.
The Immigration Office in Ensenada, Mexico.  At least it is all in one building now instead of spread all over town.
The big flag by Baja Naval Marina.  An easy land mark to navigate to.
The Port Captain
The Mexican courtesy flag flying from our mast spreaders.
Celebrating crossing into Mexico.  The white wine had gone bad so we gave it to King Neptune instead.
Looking towards Ensenada Harbor.
 
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Our trip around the north end of Borneo
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Our trip around Malaysia starting at Tawau.
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Our trip from Tawau around the top of Borneo down to Brunei.
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Avea Bay on South Huahine and on to Raiatea Island.
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Our arrival in Tahiti through Huahine
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Getting Zephyr ready to go.
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My three days getting not only knowledge and some self confidence but nice and dirty.
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Heading South from Escondido.
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An old salt factory.
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Incredible sandstone
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Honeymoon Cove on Isla Danzante
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Our continuing adventure as we head North farther up the Sea Of Cortez.
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Our visit to the famous "Mushroom Rock" bay.
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Created 1 January 2010
Art and statues along the waterfront as you walk through downtown La Paz, Mexico
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Created 1 January 2010
Still heading South but now in Cabo San Lucas
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Created 8 December 2009
Making our way South along the coast of Mexico
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Created 28 November 2009
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