S/V Sea Dancer

09 May 2022 | At our home in Oxnard, CA
23 March 2022 | At our home in Oxnard, California
01 March 2022 | At our home in Oxnard, California
09 December 2021 | At our home in Oxnard, California
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30 April 2021 | At our home in Oxnard, California
18 December 2020 | At our home in Oxnard, California
01 December 2020 | Smugglers Cove, Santa Cruz Island
20 November 2020 | Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort, South Lake Tahoe, California
23 October 2020 | Channel Islands Harbor Marina - H Dock & Anacapa Island
04 October 2020 | At our home in Oxnard, California

Through Bobbi's Eyes: A Fork in the Road

09 May 2022 | At our home in Oxnard, CA
Bobbi Lehman | cool and sunny
Where do I began? Two weeks ago, I made the decision to stop cancer treatment. The treatment was beating up my body and not beating up the cancer. My quality of life was nosediving. My doctors agreed. I decided to go on hospice and I have the full support of Don and my family. Hospice allows me to take meds for pain and other issues related to my symptoms to help me be more comfortable. I was able to start a medicine that helped increase my appetite and my energy. The doctors say I’m probably looking at 4 to 6 months unless God does a miracle. I’m okay with all of this. God has done so many miracles in my life over the years.

I believe that we are here on earth for a purpose. My desire from a young age was to make a difference in this world. I believe that to the best of my ability I have made that a key focus in how I have lived my life. I believe that God has blessed me with opportunities to reach out and touch the lives of others.

I am so blessed! Our family is happy and healthy. Jon and Chloe found one another and are true soulmates. They have given us two beautiful grandsons. Gina is happy and content with her life. She has a group of friends that are there for her. I’m thankful for my extended family

I am so at peace with all that is happening. I am prepared to transition into eternity. I am comfortable with all that has gone on. I am thankful for the life lessons that cancer has taught me. I am thankful for all those who have been part of my medical team. I am thankful for all of you who have journeyed with me, praying and encouraging me. I am thankful that I have learned how to “choose not to be offended” by those who view life differently than I do. I’m thankful that I “choose to be kind” to other with different views. I can be at peace within myself and with others. I have good days and rough days but God gives me the strength I need as I continue on this journey.

My prayer for all of you is that you may be at peace with yourself and others and ultimately at peace with God.

Shalom
Bobbi

Through Bobbi's Eyes: Change Will Make Me Stronger!

23 March 2022 | At our home in Oxnard, California
Bobbi Lehman | Sunny
Well sometimes I wonder about writing these blogs. Just when I think I know what’s happening, I find out I don’t really know.

I was supposed to start back on chemo on March 7th. When I went into doctors for my infusion, my platelets were to low. I was bummed out because I had started focusing on chemo being the answer to killing off the cancer. As I complained to God about this, He reminded me that He is still in control of my situation if I allowed Him to be. He has reminded me over and over that He is the God of the impossible. (This happens as I read scriptures, look at nature, talk with friends and mediate.)

So instead of focusing on when I would get to have chemo, we headed up to the Redwoods and visited Jon, Chloe and the grandkids. The trip was medicine for my soul. We had a great time and the visit reinvigorated me. When we got home my platelets were still too low. The insurance company finally approved me getting Nplate which is a shot to help my bone marrow produce more platelets.

On March 21st, I went into UCLA Westwood for an ERCP to replace the stint that helps my liver release bile. All went smoothly. My previous trip to UCLA Westwood in late February was to get my pancreatic enzymes balanced. My pancreas does not produce enzymes so I take a prescription to help digest food. It took a while to find the right dose for my body but now that we did, I’m doing well I can eat regular foods as long as it’s not too rich. I’m lactose intolerant but I can deal with that!

I’m so thankful for my team of doctors, nurses, medical technicians and researchers. God has given them wisdom knowledge and talent to help me in my journey. I’ve learned and continue to learn many lessons as I journey through cancer. I’m also so blessed to have family and friends who continue to encourage me and pray for me. I am thankful for my church family who continue to drop me notes, pray and encourage me and call to chat.

Jon, Chloe, Gina and Don are absolutely amazing as they walk with me through this. Gina does most of the house cleaning and Don does all the cooking (both do the shopping). Jon and Chloe text, facetime and send photos of the two grandkids in the world to keep my spirits up! My job is to stay positive, listen to my body and take walks. Yesterday I walked on the beach! I’m thankful that God is in control.

Thank you to everyone who is journeying with me. Love to all of you and blessings from God.

Hugs, Bobbi

Through Bobbi's Eyes: Sometimes in Life, The Storms Rage!

01 March 2022 | At our home in Oxnard, California
Bobbi Lehman
This past month has presented some challenges for me. My pancreas has decided not to work at digesting food so I ended up in the hospital for five days each for two weeks in a row. They sent me home after the first five days, then two days later I am back in the hospital. With lots of pain and unable to keep down any solid food. After lots of scans, ultrasounds, more blood test than I can count and both an upper and lower G.I. tests they ruled out infectious diseases, ulcers, Crones Disease, IBS and Colitis. They decided that I needed to take a different dosage of pancreatic enzymes to help me digest food.

I am now back home and able to eat small servings of food about five times a day. I now weigh less than I did in high school and the doctors want me to gain weight. Who would have ever thought that I would ever be told that?!?

Yesterday, I had an appointment with Dr. Rosenberg (my oncologist) to go over my tests from the last hospital stay. One of the scans reveled cancerous lesions on my liver, NOT what I wanted to hear! I start chemo infusions again on March 7th. It’s a different chemo and will be a two-hour infusion every other week.

I know that right now everything in the world seems out of control and yet I believe that God is still mighty and able to do more than I can dream.

I continue to pray for a miracle in the Ukraine.

I continue to pray for God to work in the hearts of the people in our country that are spreading hate and anger.

I continue to believe that God is bigger than my battle with Cancer.

He is the God of the impossible.

Hugs, Bobbi
Vessel Name: Sea Dancer
Vessel Make/Model: 1989 Ericson 38-200
Hailing Port: Channel Islands, California
Crew: Don & Bobbi Lehman
About: Don is a retired Gaffer for the Motion Picture Industry Bobbi is a retired Pre-K Teacher
Extra: We have spent the last 6 months cruising in the Sea of Cortez and will be sailing to mainland Mexico next season.
Sea Dancer's Photos - Main
Last week-end (Nov. 28/29, 2020) Bobbi pulled Sea Dancer out of her slip and sailed to Smugglers Cove at Santa Cruz Island for a overnight cruise. Our first since Bobbi's diagnosis. We buddy boated with our dock mates and friends Mike and Cherri on Maine Squeeze.
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Created 5 December 2020
Bobbi and I stayed in a South Lake Tahoe condo where we join our Jon, Chloe and Tenzin for a combination Thanksgiving and Christmas get together. This was the first time we were able to visit with them in seven months. We were also enjoyed having Bobbi's family with us also. I know, a lot of photos of our grandson, can you tell that Tenzin is our first and only grandchild.
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Created 5 December 2020
On October 10-, 2020, Bobbi, Regina, Rags and I sailed to Frenches Cove on Anacapa Island for lunch.
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Created 23 October 2020
The Ladies of the "WWWBBB" got together and bought Bobbi a bunch of nightshirst so she wouldn't have to wear a hospital gown.
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Created 24 September 2020
A collection of photos of Bobbi both in the hospital and at my sister's home in Benedict Canyon, which is close to the UCLA Health Center in Westwood.
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Created 24 September 2020
From August 24 to the 29 We stayed at the UCLA Tiverton House while Bobbi saw the doctors as an outpatient. These photos are our room at Tiverton House and our walks in the beautiful UCLA Botanical Garden. The garden was across the street from the Tiverton House and right next to the UCLA Dental School. Bobbi went into the hospital at 1:00pm on Saturday August 29.
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Created 31 August 2020
Bobbi decided to cut her hair before chemo started, but with all the salons closed she asked Gina to do it.
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Created 23 August 2020
On Monday, August 17, 2020, Bobbi, Gina and I took Sea Dancer out for a day sail of about 4 1/2 hours. It was the first time Gina has been out with us on Sea Dancer.
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Created 23 August 2020
After getting the Head put back together, it was time for a day sail.
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Created 2 June 2020
Re-painting the color markings on my anchor chain. 25' is green, 50' is orange, 75' is yellow and 100' is red. After 100' the colors start over.
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Created 2 June 2020
Replacing discharge hoses and valves.
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Created 2 June 2020
Photos of unstepping the mast, re-rigging, then re-stepping the mast and then followed by adding the stack pack mainsail cover.
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Created 28 April 2020
On January 26, 2020, three boats from H-Dock went out for a day sail.
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Created 26 January 2020
From Mougins we took the high speed train to Paris, where we spent two full days touring, before flying home.
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Created 27 July 2019
We stayed in Mougins and visited Cannes,Nice,Ile Sainte-Marguerite and Antibes.
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Created 27 July 2019
Tour of the Normandy battlefields.
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Created 26 July 2019
Tour of a restored castle. The site on top of the hill was first used by the Romans in the 4th century.
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Created 26 July 2019
After the Queen Mary 2 we stayed in England for a week.
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Created 26 July 2019
Bobbi and I booked passage for a transatlantic crossing on the Queen Mary 2, leaving New York City on May 24, 2019.
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Created 26 July 2019
Thursday morning on June 29th with two other boats from our dock, Dave & Robin on Wyld Hayr and Mike and Cheri on Maine Squeeze.
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Created 7 August 2017
An enjoyable day sail on Brian and Diana Fitzpatrick's beautiful boat.
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Created 7 August 2017
May 9th, we left San Diego for our journey home with stops in Oceanside and Long Beach
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Created 11 May 2017
Our 11 hour sail from Ensenada to San Diego.
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Created 30 April 2017
While waiting for good weather we checked out Ensenada and went on a tour and tasting of three wineries in the Guadalupe Valley. Just 20 minutes out of Ensenada and is where over 80% of Mexico is produced.
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Created 27 April 2017
Leaving Turtle Bay on April 22th, spending oe night at San Quintin and then on to Ensenada.
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Created 25 April 2017
From Puerto Los Cabo to Bahia Santa Maria is 42 hour sail, the longest leg of the cruise home. Then we spent a night at Asuncion ad finally to Turtle Bay.
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Created 12 April 2017
We left Isla Isabel at noon for an overnight run to Mazatlan.
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Created 30 March 2017
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Created 29 March 2017
Bobbi and I and our friends Jane and Jerry on Aeolian took a two hour panga tour of the jungle estuary.
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Created 28 March 2017
We are starting our sail north, to meet up with our crew in Mazatlan. In this Album we leave Paradise Village and head for Punta Mita, then Chacala and finally Matanchen and San Blas.
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Created 28 March 2017
Visiting all the communities around Banderas Bay.
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Created 28 March 2017
On March 1st we visited Vallarta Botanical Garden with some new friends that live in the condo's in front of our boat slip at Paradise Village. Get there was half the fun, it took 3 different buses and about 2 hours to get there.
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Created 1 March 2017
We have now taken the bus to downtown Puerto Vallarta. We walked along the malecon, walked through the shops and ate in the Romanic District and also along the twisty trails along the river.
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Created 15 February 2017
We motored 6 miles to Paradise Village in Nuevo Vallarta. This is a big resort with of amenities. We planned to stay a week, but now we are staying longer.
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Created 15 February 2017
La Cruz is a small town at the northern end of the bay and is about 30 or 40 minutes by bus to downtown Puerto Vallarta. It has lots of small patio restaurants and is the marina with a lot of cruising kids.
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Created 15 February 2017
We left Mazatlan for an overnight sail to Chacala for our first stop, then the next morning we sailed for La Cruz at the northern end of the bay.
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Created 15 February 2017
Spent 4 days in Mazatlan before moving south.
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Created 15 February 2017
Our 50 mile sail from La Paz to Muertos and then 190 mile sail from Muertos to Mazatlan.
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Created 13 February 2017
A one week cruise to the local islands of La Paz.
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Created 13 February 2017
After Spending the Christmas with our family we flew back down to La Paz and our boat. The day we got back to Marina Costa Baja they had a great concert. Also my net controler duties came up, so we pulled out of our slip and anchored in a small cove about 3 miles from the marina.
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Created 13 February 2017
The Friday after we got home was the Channel Islands Harbors' Dock Decorating Contest that H Dock always competes in and Friday is the judging. Then Saturday is the harbors' Christmas Lights Boat Parade, with the theme of "Hooray for Hollywood". This night is always crock-pot night and we had 8 crock-pots full of wonderful chillies and soups.
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Created 18 December 2016
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Created 17 December 2016
A one day stay at Isla Francisco, then a day sail to La Paz the next morning.
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Created 17 December 2016
We spent several days at this beautiful bay, including Thanksgiving.
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Created 17 December 2016
Agua Verde was our first stop after Puerto Escondido and we stayed for several days, then a short day sail to Bahia Tembabichi.
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Created 17 December 2016
On our way south we stopped in San Juanico and Puerto Escondido. First 7 photos are from San Juanico.
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Created 17 December 2016
Crossing the Sea of Cortez to the Baja coast.
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Created 17 December 2016
About October 12th we pull out of San Carlos and headed north towards the northern Sea of Cortez until our stern chainplate broke.
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Created 17 December 2016
Las week we sailed with Ed & Barb on their boat "Barbara Ann" with friends Jay and Terri to Scorpion Cove at Santa Cruz Island. The photos shows a little of our crossings, but mostly our time at the anchorage.
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Created 20 August 2016
I joined friends from H-Dock on their cruise to Catalina.
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Created 31 July 2016
Photos of our travels in and around Sedona.
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Created 28 June 2016
On our way to Sedona we checked on Sea Dancer
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Created 28 June 2016
It takes a week to get the boat ready for us to leave her for the summer and hurricane season. Almost everything is taken down topside and stored below. We double up all the dock lines and had chaff protection where needed.
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Created 24 April 2016
Exploring in and around San Carlos.
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Created 24 April 2016
After a rolly night we pulled up anchor at 1:30am from Punta Chivato and began our 73 mile voyage to San Carlos.
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Created 24 April 2016
We needed to provision, so 4 of us got a ride into Mulege and spent the day wandering around this beautiful town.
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Created 24 April 2016
Bahia Concepcion is a large bay that we spent 11 days in at four different anchorages.
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Created 24 April 2016
11 day cruise to Bahia Concepcion with stops in 5 anchorages.
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Created 23 April 2016
19 day cruise and visiting 6 anchorages along the way.
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Created 23 April 2016
Photos of our crossing the Sea of Cortez (formerly called The Gulf of California) from Mazatlan to La Paza.
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Created 23 April 2016
I love to people watch, so when we are up in the bleachers it gave me a great opportunity to people watch.
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Created 23 April 2016
Mazatlan's Carnival is the third largest in the world and last for about three weeks, but all the main events are in the last week. The photos are in three parts, first is music night with about 6 bands playing in the carnival area. Then there is the Burning of the Bad Humor which is followed by fireworks on two different nights, lasting about 45 minutes each. There are two parades and we went to the first one on Saturday. The best way to decribe the Mazatlan parade is to think of the Rose Parade on steroids. Each parades are in two parts, the first is the commercial parade that starts at 5:00pm and last one and half hours. All the sponsors parade there truck instead of floats. On top of the trucks are bands or hot young women and men throwing out free logo items to the people watching. For the entire 5 mile length of the parade. The main parade starts at 7:00pm and goes to 10:00 or 10:30pm.
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Created 22 April 2016
They jump off the cliff into the water below during the day when cruise ships are in and at night on Fridays and week ends.
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Created 22 April 2016
Some of the photos of our six weeks in Mazatlan.
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Created 20 April 2016
We left La Paz on December 21, 2015 to begin our passage to Mazatlan
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Created 12 April 2016
After waiting for about four days for the wind to die down below 20 knots we left Puerto Escondido and headed for La Paz. Along the way we stopped at two anchorages.
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Created 11 April 2016
Some photos of our drive home with one stop at El Rosario and spending the night at the Cactus Motel. This time we got into the correct line to cross the border, which only took three and half hours to do.
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Created 7 November 2015
We had heard from so many people how beautiful this mission was so we decided to visit it ourselves. It is about a 30 mile drive from Loreto on a road that was mostly paved, but parts of it were washed out from last winter's rains. We drove from the foothills into the mountains and its canyons, crossing a river at least 20 times. Where the road was washed out they had regarded it, but not paved it. When we reached the small village of San Javier and then the mission, it was truly beautiful. They started building it in 1699.
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Created 5 November 2015
Sea Dancer is already to start cruising and so we took her out for a one night shakedown cruise to Ballandra on Isla Carmen.
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Created 3 November 2015
On August 3rd I flew back down to Loreto and Puerto Escondido to check on Sea Dancer for a couple of days. All was good.
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Created 16 August 2015
An all club cruise over Memorial Day Weekend. AYC with 6 boats join two other local yacht clubs for a weekend of fun.
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Created 12 June 2015
Rags was with us in Baja for about a month.
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Created 13 May 2015
A gathering of cruisers at Puerto Escondido
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Created 13 May 2015
When we got back to Puerto Escondido on April 16, we headed out to Bahia Candeleros and Honeymoon Cove on Isla Danzante with Rags.
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Created 13 May 2015
the marina and slip that we will be keeping Sea Dancer in for the summer hurricane season.
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Created 15 April 2015
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Sailing from the northeast side of Isla Carmen to the northwest side of the island.
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A large bay with several nice coves for anchoring.
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Our adventure continues.
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Created 15 April 2015
Our journey north, up the Sea of Cortez begins.
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Created 14 April 2015
A land cruise to Todos Santos, a small artistic village.
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Created 14 April 2015
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Our time in La Paz
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Created 13 April 2015
Our last one day leg to La Paz and the Sea of Cortez
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Created 13 April 2015
One day voyage to Bahia de Los Moertos
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Created 13 April 2015
Our one day passage to Bahia Los Frailes.
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Created 13 April 2015
Our time in San Jose del Cabo
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Created 13 April 2015
Our time in San Jose del Cabo.
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Created 13 April 2015
Our overnight passage to San Jose del Cabo and Puerto Los Cabos
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Created 13 April 2015
Our three days at Bahia Santa Maria.
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Created 13 April 2015
Our overnight passage to Bahia Santa Maria.
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Created 13 April 2015
Our passage to Bahia Asuncion
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Created 13 April 2015
Three days in Turtle Bay
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Created 13 April 2015
Our overnight passage to Turtle Bay.
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Created 13 April 2015
Spent the day tasting some great Mexican Wine.
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Created 24 January 2015
Overnight sail to our first anchorage down the pacific coast of Baja
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Created 24 January 2015
Our sail from San Diego to Ensenada. We left at 0430 so we could get into Ensenada before dark.
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Created 20 December 2014
Our journey to San Diego
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Created 13 September 2014
A short sail to Oceanside Harbor
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Created 13 September 2014
Today we left Two Harbors and sailed to a guest dock at Dana West Yacht Club.
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Created 13 September 2014
Sept. 1st we started our firs leg to San Diego.
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Created 12 September 2014