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

Homeward Bound at last

08 July 2015 | Channel Islands Harbor
Bill, cloudy
Slog 2

We were relieved by the second watch at 02:00am as we were getting closer to the Los Angeles Harbor, which usually is good for a big of excitement. This time proved no different as Shorty and Mark had to first change course, then slow down, and then finally reverse course to avoid a pilot boat towing a barge. This is all happening in dark and bumpy conditions where it is difficult to judge distances and speeds of other vessels. I awoke at 05:00am and sent Shorty and Mark to bed. The morning grew lighter as we motor sailed past Palos Verdes Peninsula. It is hard to believe that I will be tied up at the dock in my old spot this afternoon. This morning's cloudy skies and glassy seas remind me of the morning many years ago when I brought our previous boat, Wild Wind, home from Long Beach to Channel Islands Marina along this same course.

I texted my sister Gwen to tell her we were passing in front of her house in Malibu, and she texted back that she saw us. I decided to sprinkle the remaining ashes of my mother and my sister Pattie just off the coast in front of the Leo Carrillo campground, a site of many happy family outings. Within a minute of the ashes being in the water a whale surfaced between Odyssey and Leo Carrillo, a sure sign that mom and Pattie approve if there ever was one. We continued to motor sail under cloudy skies with smooth, glassy seas. We were treated to another amazing dolphin show as we approached Port Hueneme, just shy of our destination. We pulled into Channel Islands Harbor at about 1:00pm to little fanfare, other than our own whooping and hollering. We were safely tied up at the dock with smiles all around.

What an amazing trip, and what an amazing crew. Billie, Shorty and Mark, it was an absolute pleasure to share such a small space with you over the last two weeks. Thanks to all of you kind souls who take the time to read this drivel.

Our final stats were as follows:

The Baja Bash 2015, sailing vessel Odyssey
Total days: 12
Total hours: 291
Total hours underway: 200.25
Total miles covered: 1098
Engine hours: 189.9

Cheers, Bill
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