Around the world with S/V Zephyr

The adventures of Bill & Tracy as they fulfill their lifes dream of sailing the world. We've dreamed of this for years and now is the time while the health is still good and there is money in the kitty to make it come true.

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Insanity!

10 April 2018 | 25 49.555N:-111 18.804W
Bill
It's getting sort of insane here at Puerto Escondido with boat calling each other and saying how bad it is at their boats. One woman got upset that her husband had taken other members of the family to shore and left her alone that she freaked out calling her husband on the vhf over and over and when he finally answered, she gave him hell for not picking up the vhf radio sooner. She wanted him back on board NOW, Not later but NOW!! She just knew something was wrong on board and she didn't know what. Others on board other boats could see her getting upset and called the marina to see if they could get someone to help her. In the end, once the husband called her, all was fine as he is back on board but I sure wouldn't want to be him when he got back..She was pissed! Don't know what same person leaves another person on board alone when they don't' know enough about their boat to handle what ever comes along. While I was at shore, Tracy did lots of things--dishes, filled and started the generator and got our batteries charged. She knows what she is doing. As for the wind, we're glad we are where we are in the mooring field. We are at the far north end of the field so it may be windy but the fetch from the winds isn't hitting us any where near what it's hitting the boats behind us. They are surrounded in slop. As the wind hits us, we are swung from side to side and even tilt over as we go left and right. Things on shelves that aren't tied down will come flying across the cabin. Books, magazines, flashlights, etc. We may weight close to 46,000 pounds but we are still getting shoved around in the wind. After getting back from the marina(had to return the rental car keys) we pulled our outboard off and shortly there after pulled Puff out of the water and up on deck where we turned her over(during a short period of slower wind) and strapped town to the deck. She's not going any where. Earlier in the morning, during the vhf net, we heard that Tuomotu(people we met in Paradise Village in Puerto Vallarta) were here in the anchorage. They'd come north from San Everisto(about 65 miles) yesterday to get into Puerto Escondido) and they needed a ride in to check into the marina. Since I was already going in, I gave Ian a ride in and did some work on the internet while I was there. Nice to see them again as the last time, we were both sick. It's still blowing out there and the marina has a pango out moving through the moored boats making sure everyone is safe and sound and helped a boat get tied up to the mooring ball right behind us as they had just come in. Sure hope they came from the north as I'd have hated coming up from the south and getting bashed by the winds and wave. We just had spaghetti and a meat sauce for lunch. New meat(running low) and old noodles. We will get rid of our food stores one way or another.
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Vessel Name: Zephyr
Vessel Make/Model: Shin Fa 458
Hailing Port: Denver, Colorado
Crew: Bill & Tracy Hudson
About: We've been sailing since the early 80's on lakes in New Mexico and Colorado and finally took the plunge and bought Zephyr.
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We moved on board in April of 2008 and have been working and sailing her ever since. Up to Alaska and down to Mexico and across the Pacific to Fiji. From Fiji to the Philippines and down to South Africa for Christmas 2015. We've now made it to the Caribbean and through the Panama Canal. With [...]
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The electrical connection with switch for the new Spectra Watermaker.
Our new watermaker--it still needs the hoses run but we are getting closer to getting the job done.
La Panga Restaurant and Marina Palmira office
You put your trash out in trash cans by the curb.  Here, they put it in raised steel containers to keep animals out of it while awaiting pickup.
OK, sounds like a restaurant I want to try.  Nothing wrong with a skull on the sign.
Boats in Marina Palmira.
Bigger power boats in Marina Palmira.
More boats in Marina Palmira.
Marina Costa Baja
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Looking West from the marina.
Looking North towards the hotel La Fiesta.
Boats at Marina Costa Baja.
We sat for quite a while just watching the sun go down and see all her changing colors.  Each night provided a whole rainbow of colors.
La Fiesta Hotel.  Nice place and just about empty.
Matt getting some relaxation at the pool.
They stroll the docks each day.
Along the sidewalk at Marina Costa Baja.
Looking down from above.  Boy, it
The view from the top of the mast of the marina.
Out into the bay.
The "Beach Club at the hotel.
More of the Marina and the hotel.
Pangas along the beach at Los Muertos.
The dingy dock at Los Muertos.
Looking out from the restaurant at Los Muertos.
Pelicans and the pangas along the launching ramp at Los Muertos.
The Sun glinting off the bay at Los Muertos.
What used to be the Giggling Marlin restaurant.  Now El Carbon.
Rock walls out by the dingy dock at Los Muertos.
One of the flying Manta Rays at Los Frailes.  Look closely.
More flying Manta Rays at Los Frailes.
The Eastern end of Los Frailes.
Ensenada de Los Muertos.
The ceiling of the restaurant at Los Muertos.
Blue goes hunting.  She knows there is something on the barbecue grill
With her toes spread, she is weaving on the life line.  The camera is still, she is not!
At anchor in Los Frailes.
The anchorage in Los Frailes.
At the pot luck dinner along the beach in Los Frailes waiting out the wind.  The wind won!!
Our new Fender Step.  It will make coming into dock much easier.
Our new Spectra 200T watermaker.  Now all we have to do is find the time to install it.
The Immigration Office in Ensenada, Mexico.  At least it is all in one building now instead of spread all over town.
The big flag by Baja Naval Marina.  An easy land mark to navigate to.
The Port Captain
The Mexican courtesy flag flying from our mast spreaders.
Celebrating crossing into Mexico.  The white wine had gone bad so we gave it to King Neptune instead.
Looking towards Ensenada Harbor.
 
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Created 22 November 2013
Around Kudat and the Penuwasa Boat Yard
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Created 18 November 2013
Up the hills till an opening shows up in front of you and then see if you can get down into it. Not always.
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Created 16 November 2013
Some photos of our diving on the reef.
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Created 16 November 2013
Our trip around the north end of Borneo
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Created 16 November 2013
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Our trip around Malaysia starting at Tawau.
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Created 21 October 2013
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Our trip from Tawau around the top of Borneo down to Brunei.
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Created 9 October 2013
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Created 6 October 2013
Pictures of our dives off Musket Cove Marina
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Created 7 December 2011
Avea Bay on South Huahine and on to Raiatea Island.
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Created 25 July 2011
Our arrival in Tahiti through Huahine
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Created 18 July 2011
Getting Zephyr ready to go.
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Created 28 October 2010
My three days getting not only knowledge and some self confidence but nice and dirty.
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Created 26 August 2010
Heading South from Escondido.
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Created 30 April 2010
An old salt factory.
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Created 30 April 2010
Incredible sandstone
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Created 30 April 2010
A great place to spend time exploring.
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Created 30 April 2010
Honeymoon Cove on Isla Danzante
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Created 30 April 2010
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Created 14 February 2010
Our continuing adventure as we head North farther up the Sea Of Cortez.
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Created 22 January 2010
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Created 1 January 2010
Our visit to the famous "Mushroom Rock" bay.
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Created 1 January 2010
Art and statues along the waterfront as you walk through downtown La Paz, Mexico
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Created 1 January 2010
Still heading South but now in Cabo San Lucas
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Created 8 December 2009
Making our way South along the coast of Mexico
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Created 28 November 2009
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