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

Arriving in La Paz and heading to Caleta Lobos

04 June 2015 | Marina De La Paz, Caleta Lobos
Bill, warm and clear
La Paz log 1 May 2015

Currently flying down the middle of Baja. We are just passing San Ignacio Lagoon. The weather has cleared so that I can track our position using a map of Baja. I am filled with anticipation as we draw closer to Cabo and La Paz. Man do I love this place.
We landed and boarded our shuttle to La Paz with no problems. When I first started taking these shuttles about a year and a half ago all the shuttle buses were new; Comfortable seats, air conditioning, wifi and a movie. Eighteen months later they are all beat to shit. Seats and suspensions are worn out, wifi and movie rarely works, cracked windshields. Theses Baja roads are tough on vehicles.

Anyway, we were dropped at the Marina, where I ran into friends as we made our way to the boat. Odyssey was patiently waiting for us in her berth, dusty and lonely. My good friend Greg, aboard Scout, was next to us, having just arrived himself the night before. Once we got the paddle-boards out of the main cabin and stowed our things, it was over to Scout for cocktails and stories. Some of you may recognize both Greg and Scout from some of my earlier blogs. It was with him that I crewed in March, bringing Scout from La Cruz, on the Mexican mainland, back to La Paz, a distance of almost 500 miles. Susan and I walked up the Malecon (boardwalk) to her favorite restaurant, Tail Hunter, where we had Hawaiian Pokey. Yum. Our welcoming sunset was ok, but no big deal by La Paz standards. We walked home and made it an early night.

We started the morning with church bells ringing and dogs barking as it grew light out. This is a pretty standard morning in La Paz, and I love it. We got our morning coffee going, washed the boat, and set off to the market withGreg and another friend, Richard, who wax nice enough to drive us. After buying and stowing every possible type of food, we ran last-minute errands before shoving off at around 3:00pm. While motoring out of the Bay the motor suddenly slowed and then quit. Damn! We quickly raised the sails to gain some sort of control, and tried to get the motor running again. After quite a bit of messing around, I switched fuel tanks, on the remote chance that we had run out of fuel. Well, for the second time since I have owned Odyssey, I had run out of fuel. With a very chagrined expression I pulled into the fuel dock and topped off. Back on our way, we headed another 6-8 miles and dropped anchor in a small cove called Caleta Lobos. We went for a nice paddle on the boards, refreshing ourselves in the warm water. As we watched the sunset, which was amazing this time, we played our usual card game, Gin. We spent the evening looking at the stars, and reminding ourselves how lucky we were to be here.

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
No Photos
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