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.

05 January 2019 | Aurora
07 December 2018 | Aurora, Colorado
03 December 2018 | Aurora
15 November 2018 | Aurora
06 November 2018 | Aurora
01 November 2018 | Aurora
30 October 2018 | Aurora
16 October 2018 | Aurora
16 October 2018 | Aurora
14 October 2018 | Aurora
12 October 2018 | Aurora, Colorado
24 September 2018 | Aurora, Colorado
11 September 2018 | Aurora, Colorado
03 September 2018 | Aurora, Colorado
30 August 2018 | Aurora, Colorado
21 August 2018 | Aurora, Colorado
17 August 2018 | Aurora, Colorado
16 August 2018 | Aurora, Colorado
15 August 2018 | Aurora, Colorado

And so it continues.

21 August 2018 | Aurora, Colorado
Workers for Delta Desaster showed up Wednesday afternoon to start fixing all our floors and plasterboard. The mistake by the floor refinished when he broke the fridges waterline has caused damage to be spread around the first floor and under the house.
We had standing water under the house along with saturated insulation that all had to be gotten rid of. The floor under and on both sides of the fridge needed drying(solid rid oak) as well as the plasterboard in the closet and we found out on Thursday that it had also soaked under the vinyl flooring in the laundry room. We thought it couldn’t get worse till the project supervisor showed up on Friday and as she was crawling out of the crawl space under the house, I found that either the hose or the bucket that they had used to hold all the water from under the house had leaked a good bit onto the concrete floor, soaking an oriental rug as well as the pad it sat on and the legs of an Ethan Allen table. She shook her head in dismay on how everything was going bad with this job. She made arrangements for the rug and pad to be picked up and the bucket removed and replaced. She agreed with us that the wood floor under the fridge had to be replaced and told us to go find some new vinyl. Meanwhile the blowers and dehumidifiers as well as the vacuum pad that was trying to pull out the water under the boards just kept running. Add in the blowers and dehumidifiers under the house and the new blowers and dehumidifiers in the laundry room screaming like jet engines and it was a nerve racking nightmare. These blowers, etc had started on Wednesday and they just kept making noise all through the weekend. Everyday, one of their “mitigation” specialists would show up(normally in groups of three)to take pictures and record the moisture in all the different area affected.
On Sunday afternoon, we found some vinyl that we could live with. It doesn’t match what we have but is close enough that it will work. Styles change in the 22 years we’ve lived here.
On Monday we let them know about the vinyl we’d chose and it’s a bit over the “allowance “ they let us have but man, after everything we’ve gone through, it’s their problem, not mine. In the afternoon, two “mitigation” specialists showed up and removed all the blowers from the kitchen and wanted to rip up the flooring in the laundry room. I got a bit pissy about this as we didn’t even have the replacement vinyl ordered nor knew how long it was going to take to get in and they were going to trash another room of the house. In the end, they just pulled up what they needed so they could get to the soaked floor area and put in blowers and very loud dehumidifiers into the laundry room to suck out the moisture. With all the equipment running in the room, it tested out at 125 degrees this afternoon when the next “mitigation”specialist showed up for another check. With at least one coming everyday, it’s hard to get out of the house and run errands. He told us that he would be leaving the ones in the laundry room and the crawl space run till tomorrow and then it should be fine.
We’ve been told that the floor people for the wood floor will be here on Thursday to start work in the fridge area. Not a clue how long that’s going to take but for a job that was supposed to be done by last Thursday, it sure has taken a lot longer. At least with the machines out of the kitchen area, we can talk with out yelling.
The picture today is just some of the blowers and dehumidifiers running in the kitchen.
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.
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
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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Created 23 October 2013
Our trip around Malaysia starting at Tawau.
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Created 21 October 2013
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Created 13 October 2013
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
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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.
39 Photos
Created 25 July 2011
Our arrival in Tahiti through Huahine
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Created 18 July 2011
Getting Zephyr ready to go.
37 Photos
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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