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

Isla San Francisco

04 June 2015 | Isla San Francisco
Bill, clear and warm
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The wind came up sharply during the night, so I was up on deck several times, securing items and making sure that our anchor was holding (it was). I was up at 7:00am, with a warm and clear sky, and the wind still blowing hard from the south. I can't tell you how hard, because my wind instrument is currently being replaced, having been damaged by Hurricane Odile, back in September. I made coffee, read, and waited for Susan to wake up. Since it was still windy, we decided to head out, and were under way by 10:00am. Our destination was flexible, but we were hoping for Isla San Francisco, depending on the weather. We caught our fist fish, a 10-15 pound skipjack tuna, within an hour of leaving. The fish put up a great fight, but the opposable thumbs deal got him in the end. The wind kept changing direction, keeping the seas lumpy as we motored north past Isla Espiritu Santo and Isla Partida. The weather grew warmer as we made our way, finally dropping anchor at the "Hook" on Isla San Francisco. There was just one other boat I. The bay, which is pretty unusual. It took us about six hours to cover the 36 nautical miles.

Our first order of business was to break out a beer and make Ahi Pokey out of the fresh fish. The fish is cubed, then mixed with onions, ginger, garlic, pepper flakes, soy sauce, green onions, sesame oil, and a little sugar. Mix it all together and chill, then serve with chips and another cold beer. Delicious! We went for a board paddle around the lovely bay, with Susan searching for shells on shore, while I paddled around. The water was teaming with millions of some sort of larva that kind of looked like baby jellyfish. There were lots of fish around, that appeared to be feeding on the hatchlings. We determined that they didnot sting, which was pretty important. Back aboard, we met our neighbors, Ron and Jane, from the motor vessel Sisu III. Nice folks. After dinner and a movie and of course, star gazing, we called it a night. Once again, the nighttime winds (Coramuels) came up, blowing 30+mph, and causing an uncomfortable night. If Sisu III leaves we will take their spot, which is better protected from south winds.

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