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

Mag Bay to Turtle Bay

08 July 2015 | Enroute
Bash 4

Billie and I relieved Shorty and Mark at our usual time of 02:00am. We saw some fishing boats during the night even though we were about 60 miles offshore. We motor-sailed through the night as we have been doing throughout the trip. Every three hours we lift one of the covers to the engine room that are built into the cockpit floor to check on the motor. It has been chugging along for over 48 hours nonstop, and is running beautifully. The morning light revealed dark clouds and bumpy seas with little wind. I put out the fishing lines at first light, thinking I might get lucky and catch a sleepy fish. No such luck. The sun made its appearance a bit later, but was hazy most of the day. We all went about our routines, which by now consisted of reading, eating, and napping, in any order. I was determined to have Billie catch a fish, as she claims to have never caught one before. She finally got her first one, a nice Yellowfin Tuna, in the afternoon. We made sashimi and enjoyed it with some cold beers. The wind came up enough that we were able to turn off the motor and sail for a couple of hours. Bear in mind that the motor had been running for well over two days continuously. We all reveled in the sudden quiet of just sailing. We had one more quick strike on one of the poles, but did not get a fish on the line. Just before sunset we were visited by several pods of Spinner Dolphins, who delighted us by leaping and riding our bow wave. I took the opportunity to sprinkle ashes from both my sister Pattie and my mom into the swimming dolphins. They both always loved dolphins, and are now part of that pod. We also spotted lots of red crab-type critters on the surface, Shrimp or Krill, we are not sure which. Once again we reefed the mainsail for the night and prepared ourselves for another night at sea. We will arrive at our halfway point tomorrow morning of the Baja Peninsula, Turtle Bay. We will anchor there in the morning, get fuel, check the weather, and take hot showers!
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