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

Another day in paradise

19 November 2013 | The Magote in La Paz harbor
Another day in paradise. Due in part to my glowing reviews of my previous whale shark adventure, I was invited to go with a few new friends on their boat, Scout, today for another round. We anchored near the area where the sharks were known to be, and then jumped in the dinghy. Today the sharks were in shallow water, 10-20' deep. As a result the visibility was better. There were only two pangas, which are 20' fishing boats, with paying customers, and 6-7 whale sharks. Once we found them it was impossible not to swim with them. After an hour or so the pangas left, leaving us (4 people) with all the whale sharks to ourselves. I grabbed the dorsal fin of a 25'er and was towed along for almost a minute! What a great view from the back of a huge whale shark! I could easily do this every day. I was a guest aboard "Scout", a 52' Jeanneau sailboat. The skipper, Greg, and his first mate, Tammy, were great hosts to me and the other diver, Gravel, who has the other CSY 44 just a few slips away. After diving with the whale sharks we enjoyed a leisurely sail back to the Marina. We all chatted excitedly about the experience, and all agreed that it was amazing. I recorded about 15 videos on my GoPro camera, so if I ever figure out how to post them, I will certainly share with everyone. I ended the day by going to my new favorite restaurant, Rancho Viejo, for dinner. The evening cooled down nicely compared to when we first arrived. Good night all.
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