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 the “cluster “just keeps on coming.

11 September 2018 | Aurora, Colorado
Bill/sunny and hot
Late last week, the worker showed up to rip out the newly ruined floor in the bathroom where this all started back in July. He, like us, couldn't find any reason why the floor had gotten soaked all over again. He pulled out the commode since the wood under it and around it needed ripping out and he thought that maybe it had leaked from the base seal. Nope, no signs of water on the subfloor around the commode. He ripped out the wood flooring and we put a heater fan on it. We'd had fans and a heater on the area since since we discovered the new damage. Ashley from Delta Disaster came out on Friday to inspect the new damage and check the water level in the sub floor. Her meter was off the charts at a 50 range. She called for blowers and dehumidifiers to be brought out. I ran a few errands and came back to find that no one had showed up. GRRR!
We got a call later that told us the workers would be back Saturday between 1600 and 1800, not today.
We had made plans to go to the Colorado Home Show and took off early Saturday morning. At 11:45, we got a call that the worker would be at our home in 20 minutes. We told them we were downtown and that they were on a schedule to be at our house at 1600. We wouldn't be anywhere near the house till at least 1430. In the end, they showed up about 1800 and put in a blower and a dehumidifier even though they thought the floor was nice and dry. I came downstairs on Sunday morning to find that the heat produced by the dehumidifier had warped the door to the bathroom(GRRR!). I placed calls to Andrea(Forman on the job)and left messages at the repair service and waited to hear from them on Monday. I also shut down the dehumidifier but left the fan blowing on the flooring. Yesterday afternoon(Monday) they returned and checked the floor with their meters and said it was about 20 to 25 and was fine for reinstalling the wood floor. They took their blower and dehumidifier with them after letting the office know of what they found. We were notified that the wood floor installer would be out tomorrow(Tuesday or today). Rob, the man who took out the floor and installed the new floor back in early August showed up this morning and pulled out his meter and said the moisture is still to high at the same 20-25 the people read on the previous day. If we installed the new wood, it would do what the last had done, warp. He made some calls and we put our heater back on the floor again to try and dry it. I spoke to Mike with Pinnacle Roofing (out finishing a job) and he was amazed that the people that had been here Monday thought the floor was dry enough at 20-25. We got a call a few minutes ago and they will have people out here on Thursday to put in the new floor and on Friday to do the sanding and finishing.
As for the vinyl floor in the laundry room, it's due in on the 17 or 18 and they will be out sometime after that to install it and put the commode back in and hopefully install the new waterline for the ice maker in the fridge. They've also managed to lose a roll of Karastan carpet we had under the house for another project that they took in several weeks ago to have dried and cleaned as it got soaked when the ice maker line got broken.
As for the other work going on, the roof is done and the replacement window has been installed and the ceiling painters are hard at work getting the ceiling finished in the living room.
As for the Kids, with the living room all torn up and just about everything moved out to the dining room and tv room and upstairs, the house is a mess of construction and neither cat is taking it well. Blue just hides upstairs under the bed and won't come out till late at night once she is sure everyone is gone and even then, she is still scared.
The painters should be done by this afternoon and we can move everything back into the living room and get some order back in the house. Chaos rules our life right now.
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.
36 Photos
Created 21 October 2013
51 Photos
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.
8 Photos
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.
48 Photos
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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