sv Andiamo III

Let's Go! Welcome to the Reynolds Family sailing blog. We are a family of four setting sail from Olympia, WA to experience the adventure of a lifetime!

17 February 2012 | Costa Del Sol, El Salvador
01 January 2012 | La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit, Mexico
13 November 2011 | La Cruz De Huanacaxle
08 November 2011 | La Cruz Anchorage
04 July 2011 | Marina La Cruz, Mexico
04 July 2011 | La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
20 February 2011 | Yelapa, Jalisco, Mexico
11 January 2011 | La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit Mexico
07 December 2010 | Bahia De Los Muertos
04 December 2010 | Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur
20 November 2010 | Sea of Cortez
05 November 2010 | Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur
28 October 2010 | Bahia Tortugas, Baja, Mexico
23 October 2010 | USS Midway, San Diego, CA
20 October 2010 | Glorietta Bay, Coronado, CA
17 October 2010 | Shelter Island, San Diego, CA
14 October 2010 | San Diego, CA
13 October 2010 | San Diego, CA
11 October 2010 | San Diego, CA
03 October 2010 | Two Harbors, Catalina Island, CA

Waiting

20 October 2010 | Glorietta Bay, Coronado, CA
Eugene
So our free ride ran out on Shelter Island and we had to move down here to the slums in Glorietta Bay just south of Coronado Island. Well, if you know anything about Coronado Island, you know that it is far from being the slums. The San Diego Harbor Police were nice enough to give us Baja'ers a free anchorage all to ourselves while we wait for our departure on Monday the 25th.

So far, there are only 4 boats in the anchorage. I guess everyone else is either still enroute to San Diego, staying in swanky marinas in North Bay or just hiding out. In any case, we are enjoying our stay. We are just a few yards off the golf course and a short dinghy ride away from the Coronado Yacht Club. The weather has been total crap (reminds us of Washington in the winter time)! It has been cool, overcast and rainy for the past several days. Where in the world is the sunny southern California weather? We dinghy'd in yesterday and it started raining just after we headed out. We were all soaked! We walked around town, tried to dry off in Starbucks, and laughed all the way.

The other night, we had dinner with Patrick, Tammy, and Jack from sv Santosha. They are another family doing the Ha Ha and the only other family we have met with a kid on board. Jack, Christian and Abby hit it off immediately and we all had a great time together.

While waiting for the Baja Ha Ha to start, we have been exploring the town, climbing trees, visiting West Marine and Downwind Marine, completing some menial boat tasks, homeschooling the kids, and trying not to hemorrhage all our money. Tomorrow, we hope to finish some laundry, run a few errands, top off the scuba tanks, get Toby washed and groomed, tour the USS Midway, and spend some time with a good friend from Olympia. Friday, we are headed back to La Playa anchorage on Shelter Island so we are closer to all the action for the start of the Ha Ha.
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Vessel Name: Andiamo III
Vessel Make/Model: 1982 Hans Christian 43T
Hailing Port: Olympia, WA
Crew: Eugene, Tami, Christian, & Abigayle Reynolds along with Toby (the dog), Stripe (the gecko), and Spike (the fish)
About:
We are a family of four from Olympia, WA living on our sailboat. Currently in Banderas Bay, Mexico waiting out hurricane season. Who knows where we will end up? We are taking an enormous risk, both physically and financially. [...]
Extra: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” –Mark Twain
Andiamo III's Photos - Main
A few photos from our trip down Baja, Mexico
36 Photos
Created 5 November 2010
Photos of the big trip
9 Photos | 4 Sub-Albums
Created 1 September 2010
3 Photos
Created 23 April 2010
2 Photos
Created 2 April 2010
20 Photos
Created 2 April 2010
10 Photos
Created 2 April 2010

sv Andiamo III

Who: Eugene, Tami, Christian, & Abigayle Reynolds along with Toby (the dog), Stripe (the gecko), and Spike (the fish)
Port: Olympia, WA
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