Back On The East Coast!

Rick and Patty Greyson

13 December 2015 | Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal
06 August 2015 | Shelter Bay, La Conner, WA
11 March 2015
22 February 2015 | Puerto Esconddo
03 August 2014 | Atlanta, GA
17 April 2014 | San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
13 March 2014 | La Paz, BC Sur, Mexico
01 February 2014 | La Paz, BC Sur, Mexico
15 January 2014
12 January 2014 | Puerto Escondido
25 December 2013
22 December 2013
16 December 2013 | La Paz, BC Sur, Mexico
16 December 2013 | La Paz, BC Sur, Mexico
25 November 2013 | 24 10.9'N:110 18.2'W
24 November 2013
09 November 2013 | Cabo San Lucas
27 October 2013 | Point Loma, San Diego, California
24 October 2013 | San Diego, CA
21 October 2013 | Shelter Island, San Diego, California

Mission San Javier

15 January 2014
We are still anchored in Puerto Escondido. Yesterday, we took our rental car (a little Hyundai), along with some good friends, and drove 36 kilometers (or about 25 miles) up a crazy mountain road to visit Mission San Javier. The mission, one of the first in the Californias, is 340 years old and is in original, unrestored, but pristine condition. Very beautiful! The road was not so pristine! Steep, narrow, and in various states of repair. Many tight switchbacks and moving water covering the road. Mostly paved with sheer drop-offs. Huge boulders that had fallen from the cliffs above were scattered on or near the road. However, because of the abundance of fresh water (that I assume can only have come from underground springs) the terrain in the arroyos was lush and tropical, like an oases in desert mountains!

We had lunch at a small (3 tables) restaurant in the little mountain village by the mission. Machaca is a dry, seasoned, and marinated beef that is prepared a little differently throughout Mexico. The menu was pretty extensive. You could have machaca burritos, machaca quesadillas, machaca tacos, or machaca steak. Machaca just about any way imaginable! We all opted for machaca... It was pretty good!

By the time we got back to the anchorage, the wind was kicking up. 15 to 20 knots. The dinghy ride to the boat was wet. Wind howled all last night and is supposed to continue for the next few days. We'll be staying right here in this protected anchorage...

More later...
Vessel Name: Fais Do Do
Vessel Make/Model: 1978 Fuji 40
Hailing Port: Melbourne, Florida
Crew: Rick and Patty
About: Patty: Retired nurse // Rick: Retired pilot //
Extra: Brunswick, GA
Fais Do Do's Photos - Main
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Created 20 September 2015
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Created 5 February 2014
Day 2: Beautiful passage from Dana Point To San Diego!
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Created 4 October 2013
Installing beautiful new stainless steel ports from New Found Metals!
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Created 22 June 2013