Seabird Voyages

14 May 2012 | Still at BSM
14 May 2012 | Bahia Santa Maria just N of Magdalena Bay
27 April 2012 | Fresno
27 April 2012 | Marina Riviera Nayarit
06 April 2012 | N N'N:E E'E, Pasadena
31 January 2012 | Marina Riviera Nayarit MX
30 January 2012 | Mid-way point
24 January 2012 | Bahia Santa Maria
21 January 2012 | South Coronado Island, Mexico
30 October 2011 | Prisoner's Harbor, Santa Cruz Island
25 April 2011 | Off Newport Beach
08 April 2011 | South of Todos Santos and Ensenada
04 April 2011 | East of Cedros Island
04 December 2010 | The Marina at La Cruz de Huanacaxle
24 October 2010 | San Diego
19 July 2010 | Ventura Yacht Club
13 June 2010 | San Diego
16 May 2010 | South of Pt Loma
11 May 2010 | Turtle Bay

Marooned in Bahia Santa Maria

14 May 2012 | Bahia Santa Maria just N of Magdalena Bay
Departed Cabo San Lucas at 0645 Friday AM and arrived here 1900 Saturday evening. The first 40 and the last 40 nm of the 190 nm trip might be considered a bit nasty. Three boats were here Saturday night and they left Sunday AM. I planned to leave Monday AM but weather has not improved at all, as multiple sources and people have corraberated. Sunday, the thought of being here until Thursday drove me crazy. Now safety and common sense have taken over so here I sit. The cell-phone connection is spotty but the Banda Ancha wifi connection via Telcel works depending on where I swing, to north or south which happens about every 10 minutes.

The maintenance and fix-its are pretty much done so there is not too much to do except enjoy the breeze (8-18 kn now) and hope that the anchor holds and keep the snubber from chafing. The sky is clear and the temp is ok for shorts in daytime. I have a swell from the SW which make the surf massive on the beach and watching the few pangas that go in and out is interesting.I have not signed up for the Pangueros BSM 101 course yet and really hope to stay off the beach.

I have one or two novels to read and then its into the educational stuff. Sorting photos, updating the blog and cooking have and will fill some time.

Oh Marge that clear cylinder with spare antenna parts and connectors/adapters came in handy when the VHF quit receiving. I hooked a handheld up to the masthead antenna cable via a convenient switch under the nav table, so I have good if awkward vhf use.

Well, let's see if this will upload. Maybe more to follow.
Vessel Name: Seabird
Vessel Make/Model: Swan 51 #27
Hailing Port: San Diego Homeport Ventura Yacht Club
Crew: Lou, Marge, Wytie and Sally
After 4 Baja Haha's we decided to stay in Fresno until after all the holidays and migrate to Mexico after the New Year. This should be a cooler but more relaxed trip to La Cruz via Puerto Los Cabos. I will miss flying "Big Red" but the 2 asymetricals will be much more relaxing. [...]
Extra: Much to do to prepare for another Mexican winter. near wifi off-shore text only
Seabird's Photos - Main
Just good times in early 2012
38 Photos
Created 28 April 2012
Smoother trip to Santa Cruz Island
15 Photos
Created 6 November 2011
Summer fun with grand-children
25 Photos
Created 24 September 2011
Turtle Bay, San Carlos and San Quintin to San Diego
27 Photos
Created 24 September 2011
January - March 2011
19 Photos
Created 24 September 2011
People and places encountered over this period.
15 Photos
Created 5 December 2010
Marge made the calm crossing of the Sea of Cortez. In La Cruz we met up with old and new friends and then flew up to S an Diego for Chris and Jean's 40th birthday party.
15 Photos
Created 4 December 2010
Just some pictures of our great crew. Phil and Joann were back for a 3rd trip with us.
29 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 4 December 2010
Some dinners and guests. Mostly at night because that is the most pleasant time during the summer.
27 Photos
Created 4 December 2010
Scenes from Seabird Boot Camps in Fresno, Pasadena and Ventura
30 Photos
Created 4 December 2010
San Diego fun with kids and on to Sailing Camp at VYC
29 Photos
Created 3 December 2010
The bash, BBQ at PLC and San Diego
29 Photos
Created 3 December 2010
Half way through the Southern Crossing they arrived. Many spent the night and three went to PLC.
15 Photos
Created 19 August 2010
Yard work, Pasadena people and Houston
15 Photos
Created 26 April 2010
40 Photos
Created 22 March 2010
14 Photos
Created 22 March 2010
22 Photos
Created 24 February 2010
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Created 19 February 2010
San Diego to La Cruz
44 Photos
Created 19 December 2009