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

Missing picture

14 May 2012 | Still at BSM
Here's the first picture try. Thanks to all for the weather info.

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.

Happy in the Briar Patch

27 April 2012 | Fresno
Marge is happy in the briar patch while I sail north from La Cruz to Los Cabos and San Diego.

First Mate on Sicklist

27 April 2012 | Marina Riviera Nayarit
Heel spur gone wild so the treatment seems to be 4 weeks of bed rest or total immobilization. The latter was chosen along with shore leave.

Baby-sitting in Pasadena

06 April 2012 | N N'N:E E'E, Pasadena
We left the boat in La Cruz to return home for income taxes and a delightful one week baby-sitting stint in Pasadena. The kids were great with the new sheriffs in town.

Just a daysail would be a gross understatement!!

17 March 2012 | Banderas Bay
If we were guests at the Four Seasons on Punta de Mita and arranged a daysail charter with the concierge, it would fall woefully short of the day we spent with Manuella and Chris aboard their gorgeous Hylas 56. The boat is spectacular and the lunch service was out of this world. One must compare the day to Monaco or Costa Smeralda!
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 - Baja Haha 2010
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Marge made the calm trip across the Sea of Cortez. In La Cruz we meet old and new friends then hustle up to San Diego for Chris and Jean's 40th birthdays.
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Created 4 December 2010