S/V Odyssey

1979 CSY 44 Walk-Over, center-cockpit, cutter

01 November 2015 | Home in Calabasas
08 July 2015 | Channel Islands Harbor
08 July 2015 | Dana Point Harbor
08 July 2015 | Kona Kai Marina, San Diego Harbor
08 July 2015 | Marina Coral, Ensenada MX
08 July 2015 | Turtle Bay and north
08 July 2015 | Enroute
08 July 2015 | Enroute to Turtle Bay
08 July 2015 | Enroute to Los Cabos
08 July 2015 | Marina De La Paz
25 June 2015 | Marina De La Paz
25 June 2015 | Marina De La Paz
10 June 2015 | Marina De La Paz
07 June 2015 | Marina De La Paz
07 June 2015 | Marina De La Paz
04 June 2015 | Puerto Los Gatos
04 June 2015 | Isla San Francisco at "the Hook" and the north anchorage
04 June 2015 | Isla San Francisco
04 June 2015 | Marina De La Paz, Caleta Lobos

Thoughts on blood, squid and vomit

18 November 2013 | Marina De la Paz
Yesterday saw my last crew member, John, leave for the States. I figured I would have a quiet day and mess around on the boat. The outboard motor is now running, thanks to Sea Otter Jimmy, who has a boat a few slips away. That is how you are known around here, boat name first. So I will be Odyssey guy until they get to know me. Anyway, with the motor now running, I took a dinghy tour of La Paz harbor. It is very pretty, and 8-10 miles long, I'm told. On my way back in to the Marina, I was invited for sundowners (cocktails) on Mintaka, a boat we met while berthed in San Diego. As I was getting ready to head over there, two couples dropped my my boat, drinks in hand, so I was not lonely yesterday.

This morning I decided to get industrious and wash the boat, which brought some interesting observations with it. Now, I already knew that red wine and coffee would stain light colored fiberglass, but I found some new stain-makers. Fish blood stains, live squids stain when they squirt their ink or die (see picture). If I had known this about squids I would have made a special effort to remove the dead ones from the deck and then clean up after them. I also found that vomit is good for removing varnish and some boat paint. I am going to make seasick guests vomit on specific areas that need stripping and repainting from now on, ha ha.
Because La Paz Harbor is long and has a narrow entrance, the tides create pretty good currents, both in and out. This afternoon I went stand up paddle boarding (SUPing) across the harbor to the magote, which is the long finger of land on the ocean side of the harbor. When I returned I discovered that the tide was going out and that it had a pretty stiff current going out as well. I made it back, but worked much harder than I had planned. Next time I will check the tides before leaving the Marina. Tomorrow I will be going with people from several boats to dinghy out to snorkel with the whale sharks. Should be a blast again. That is it for now. Wish you all could be here. Weather is 80 ish, water is close to that.
Vessel Name: S/V Odyssey
Vessel Make/Model: Caribbean Sailing Yacht (CSY) 44, W/O
Hailing Port: Ensenada De La Paz, BCS, Mexico
Crew: Bill, Susan, Cody and Kyle and friends
About: Bill and Kyle, along with crew, brought Odyssey to Mexico in November, 2013, with the Baja-Haha. She now lies in La Paz, BCS. Family and friends will come to share experiences in the Sea of Cortez.
Extra: I am planning to cruise the Sea of Cortez for at least a year, and then maybe do the "puddle jump" to the south pacific.
S/V Odyssey's Photos - Main
These are pics from our ten days in La Paz, including 5 nights at anchor.
28 Photos
Created 21 January 2015
Videos from our trips
No Photos
Created 11 July 2014
6 days at the islands, swimming with whale sharks
87 Photos
Created 16 June 2014
Local Islands near La Paz
11 Photos
Created 27 January 2014
La Paz pictures
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Created 27 January 2014
Assorted pictures of Odyssey.
3 Photos
Created 4 October 2013
Improvements and upgrades of Odyssey
9 Photos
Created 4 October 2013