Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Dec 2011 Sea of Cortez

I forgot, out of the 7 that came on board...there were a lot of gals...OK, so I missed the ones of them sunning on the deck in two piece bathing suits...sorta busy trying to get some wind...but here the gals are...notice that Marko has a line right in the middle of her face...OH well

Dec 2011 trip

Brant brought friends down to go sailing. Now, you know what happens in the Sea of Cortez? YUP...heavy northerlies one day...total sun and calm the next...so the Next is when we went "sailing"??? Oh well, beautiful day, saw a humpback, tiger whale shark, and dolphins...and lots of sun

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Noe Mar

Here are a couple of older pictures of the Noe Mar under sail

Jan to April 2011

Here are some pictures of Candy and my trip

Jan 15, 2011

Candy flew down with me to actually go sailing...so after a nice dinner and getting ready...sailing we did on Sat the 15.
Left the dock @ 9 AM...71 F, sunshine and no wind.  Motored @ 2,100 rpm with a speed of 5.6 knots.
9:55 spotted a pod of Dolphins...but missed taking a picture.

10 to 10:45 the Mexican Coast guard made an on board inspection.  Mainly safety and our papers.  They were interested in # of life jackets, # of VHF radios (and tested them out), fire ext. and our US Coast guard registration.  They were not interested in our TIP for the Noe Mar.  Hmmm.  This is the 4th time I have been inspected, first by the Mexican Navy and then Coast guard...etc,  Difference is the size of weapons and looking for drugs or safety.

11:30 we got some wind and sailed @ 4 K...heading 320...then we doused the sails (lost wind and we were nearing our destination).  Of course, then the wind hit us 12K on the nose.

Anchored @ 4:30 in 16 ft of water, 40' chain...all in the Ensenada Grande on the Isla Partida.  Beautiful.
That night the wind hit a good 20K, but all was well.  I fixed dinner, a glass of vino and good books.

The next day, at anchor, the wind picked up to 25 k...northerlies...wow this should be great sailing back to La Paz.

2011 Jan 17

At the Cross is this Vase. Someone's ashes? If so, what a beautiful place to be buried