Travels with Tapatai

27 March 2016 | Amsterdam - Centrum
23 March 2016 | Amsterdam, Amstel River
16 February 2016 | Durango, MX
14 February 2016 | San Miguel
14 February 2016 | Angela Peralta theatre, San Miguel de Allende
12 February 2016 | San Miguel de Allende
10 February 2016 | San Miguel
09 February 2016 | Weber Tennis Camp and RV Park
09 February 2016 | Patzcuaro, Michoacan
07 February 2016 | Villa Patzquaro RV park
03 February 2016
03 February 2016 | Roca Azul RV Park
29 January 2016 | Sayulita Trailer Park
28 January 2016 | Mazatlan
24 January 2016 | Mar Rosa RV Park, Mazatlan
20 January 2016 | El Fuerte
19 January 2016 | El Fuerte
18 January 2016 | San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
18 May 2015

Still in Turtle Bay Again!

02 November 2014
El Gato Negro
We all waited for roll call this morning and to hear the latest weather report on tropical storm Vance and the recommendations from Commanders Weather. Commanders was recommending that we not go due to high winds coming down the canyons and the possible rough seas. Passage Weather and other weather apps didn't confirm that so great discussion followed. Finally roll was called and each was to say whether they wanted to stay or go. Of course humans being what they are no one could really answer with their boat name and yes or no so on it dragged. It turned out that about 90 boats said no so our leader said he would stay. About 40 boats decided to go and one poor guy volunteered to be the net controller and will be busy on the radio.

It looks as though they will have a good sail down to Santa Maria but they could encounter a south swell running into the North winds and could be rough. But they will be 250 miles closer to Cabo than us and we could have rough seas for longer but time will tell. We need Vance to make up his mind where he is headed and hopefully that will happen in the next 24 hours.

The fleet underway is split between going into Santa Maria or Mag Bay so we will hear more on the morning net. If we end up here for a few more days we may just pass on Santa Maria and go to Cabo depending on weather. But we could be here for a long time if Vance doesn't cooperate. I've been stuck here before for 11 days and I'm ready to go sailing as the rest of the crew is.

Anyway, one more day of Internet and if I don't post tomorrow it means we have taken off or Sailblogs has cut me off because PayPal can't seem to get their act together in re upping my subscription and I can't do it from here unless I want to give every one down here my credit card info.

Barbecued arrarachera (Mexican marinated flank steak) last night with mashed potatoes and broccoli finished off with Oreos. Waiting for my quesadilla lunch and then a nap. So standing by to stand by!!!
Comments
Vessel Name: Tapatai
Vessel Make/Model: Jeanneau International 50
Hailing Port: San Diego, CA
Crew: Fred & Penny Delaney
About: Fred is retired from the commercial real estate business and Penny is retired from the airline industry. Long standing members of San Diego Yacht Club where Fred was Commodore in 1992. Captain Fred holds 100 Ton Coast Guard license and a HAM license.
Extra: Tapatai (tahitian for fearless of wind and sea) is a Jeanneau International 50 designed by Bruce Farr and Associates and built by Jeanneau in France for The Moorings in 1995. She was a charter boat for 6 years with a full time Captain and crew until purchased and shipped to San Diego.
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We left San Diego on January 16, heading South al gusto - with a sketchy plan written in sand at low tide (that is a quote from my buddy Ellen Gallant!) Mexico lends itself to beautiful photos which we will try to honor.
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Pics along the way to San Jose del Cabo from the border
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Aboard Scout
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Race from Los Islotes to the Muni pier in La Paz
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Annual Subasta benefitting the children
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Pictures of the Fiesta after the 1000
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These pictures courtesy of Club Cruceros.
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The trip from Ensenada to Turtle Bay, about 48 hours.
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Doing the paperwork necessary
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