Log #62m Leaving San Carlos

Log #62m Leaving San Carlos

Log #62m Leaving San Carlos Bahia San Carlos Feb. 10, 2018 It is Saturday, Feb. 10, and we are sitting out here in Bahia San Carlos at anchor after having our engine finally fixed this morning! We arrived in San Carlos from Canada, leaving in heavy snow conditions on Dec. 17. We launched Veleda on
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Log #62n Topolobampo to Mazatlan

Log #62n Topolobampo to Mazatlan

  Log #62n Topolobampo to Mazatlan   La Cruz, Nayarit, Mexico   March 2, 2018     On Feb. 12, we were finally ready to leave San Carlos after a delay of seven weeks for engine repairs (We returned to Veleda on Dec. 17.), and had a good forecast as the winds had turned northerly
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Log #62l Stranded in San Carlos

Log #62l Stranded in San Carlos

Log #62l Stranded in San Carlos San Carlos, Mexico Feb. 2, 2018 Hi Folks, We are still here after over six weeks since we arrived in San Carlos on Dec. 17 with serious engine problems that I outline at the end of this attached log. We have enjoyed the area but… This my first log
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Log #62k San Carlos, Guaymas and Haulout

Log #62k San Carlos, Guaymas and Haulout

Log #62k San Carlos, Guaymas and HauloutCochrane, Ontario August 12, 2017 We had two weeks in the San Carlos area before our scheduled haulout, and so we did some gunkholing around the San Carlos – Guaymas area, exploring the many bays and craggy coastline. Bahia San Carlos by itself is a large bay with a
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Log #62j Kino and  San Carlos

Log #62j Kino and San Carlos

Toronto, ON Aug. 24, 2017 Hi Folks, This is my last sailing log until we return to Veleda in Mexico some time in December. We are down here for three presentations I am making to the Port Credit In Water Boat show this weekend. The times of my presentations have been changed to 11:00 am
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Log #62i Santa Rosalia and across the Sea of Cortez to Kino

Log #62i Santa Rosalia and across the Sea of Cortez to Kino

Log #62i Santa Rosalia and across the Sea of Cortez to Kino Elliot Lake, Ontario July 13, 2017 Hi Folks, It has been a long time since my last log of sailing in the Sea of Cortez. This log gets us across the Sea of Cortez to the mainland side as shown in the chartlet
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Log #62h to Santa Rosalia

Log #62h to Santa Rosalia

Log #62h Puerto Escondido to Santa Rosalia Toronto, Ontario April 25, 2017 Hi Folks, It has been a long time since my last log, as we have been very busy returning to Ontario where we have been staying with friends and family. The trailer is in a repair shop for a few problems, but it
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Log #62g To Puerto Escondido

Log #62g To Puerto Escondido

Log #62g To Puerto Escondido Monticello, Indiana, USA March 28, 2017 Hi Folks, We are on our way back to Ontario, currently here in our trailer in a Walmart parking lot in Indiana. We put Veleda on the hard in San Carlos on March 15, and on March 17 took the Yukon back to Rusty’s
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Log #62f to San Evaristo

Log #62f to San Evaristo

At anchor in Bahia San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico March 9, 2017 Hi Folks, We are still in San Carlos, at anchor out in the bay, getting ready for haulout on Wednesday the 15th. We have our Yukon down here now, and will use it to return to Rusty’s RV Ranch in New Mexico where we
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Log #62e La Paz for Christmas

Log #62e La Paz for Christmas

Log #62e La Paz for Christmas San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico March 2, 2017 Hi Folks, We are still gunkholing around San Carlos and Guaymas (pronounced “why mas”). The weather is warm, but we have had some heavy winds. We went up to Rusty’s RV ranch in New Mexico a few days ago to get our
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Log #62d Up the inside of the Baja

Log #62d Up the inside of the Baja

Log #62d Up the inside of the Baja Puerto Escondido, BCS, Mexico Jan. 29, 2017   The passage from Puerto Los Cabos to LosFrailes was a short 28 mile trip, starting out with light SE winds that turned to stronger north force 4 to 6 (10 to 25 knots) into the afternoon, pounding into steep
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Log #62c Mag Bay to Puerto Los Cabos

Log #62c Mag Bay to Puerto Los Cabos

Log #62c Mag Bay to Puerto Los Cabos Puerto Escondido, BCS, Mexico January 26, 2016   Dec. 6, we motored from the outside Santa Maria Cove 28 miles around into Bahia Magdalena to anchor in Man of War Cove (24° 38.207′ N, 112° 08.238′ W). Magdelena Bay, known to yatistas as Mag Bay, is the
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Log #62b Turtle Bay to Mag Bay

Log #62b Turtle Bay to Mag Bay

 Log #62b Turtle Bay to Mag Bay Puerto Escondido, BCS, Mexico Jan. 20, 2017 We arrived to anchor in the dark at Turtle Bay (27° 14.151′ N, 114° 52.978′ W) at 2202 after a 184 nm passage of 34 hours from Bahia San Quintin on Nov. 29. In the morning we relocated in this large
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Log #62a Into Mexico

Log #62a Into Mexico

  Log #62a Into Mexico Aqua Verde, BCS, Mexico Jan. 16, 2017   Hi Folks,   This log finally gets us into Mexico. Note that it is the first log of my next series Logs #62 Mexico. In this log I talk about the entry procedures into Mexico, the cost of living in Mexico, and
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Log #61w San Diego to Ensenada, Mexico

Log #61w San Diego to Ensenada, Mexico

    Log #61w San Diego to Ensenada, Mexico La Paz, BCS Mexico Jan. 10, 2017   Hi Folks,   This log finally gets us into Mexico, and is the last of the log series Logs #61 BC to Mexico. It talks about San Diego and an interesting time I spent on a USN aircraft
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Log #61v To Los Angeles and San Diego

Log #61v To Los Angeles and San Diego

Log #61v To Los Angeles and San Diego Rincon, Partida Cove, Islas Espiritu Santos La Paz, Mexico Jan. 3, 2017 Hi Folks, I hope you had a good Christmas and Hanukkah and wish you all the best for the New Year 2017. We are presently anchored in this large bay between two islands just north
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Log #61u Towards Los Angeles

Log #61u Towards Los Angeles

Log #61u Towards Los Angeles La Paz, BCS, Mexico Dec. 26, 2016 Hi Folks, I hope you had an enjoyable Christmas. We enjoyed a turkey Christmas dinner at the Marina restaurant with a group of other cruisers, plus several “pot luck” meals and social get-togethers over the past few days. Unfortunately all our Christmas decorations
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Log #61T San Francisco Bay Part 2

Log #61T San Francisco Bay Part 2

Log #61t San Francisco Bay Part 2 Bahia de Los Muertos, Baja Peninsula, Mexico Dec. 14, 2016   Hi Folks,   We have arrived at Judy’s favorite climate where when we get up in the morning we just put on a bathing suit. We are motoring north up the inside of the California Baja of
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Log #61s San Francisco Bay Part 1

Log #61s San Francisco Bay Part 1

  Log #61s San Francisco Bay Part 1 Magdelena Bay, Mexico Dec. 3, 2016 Hi Folks, We are currently in the southern Baja Peninsula of Mexico, enjoying good sailing and warm weather. We just bought three lobsters from a local fisherman for only $9.00 US. Mmmm! We will postpone the tuna I caught yesterday for
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Log #61r Down to San Francisco

Log #61r Down to San Francisco

San Diego, CA Nov. 20, 2016   Hi Folks,   We are down here in San Diego, just above the Mexican border, getting ready for our sail to Ensenada in Mexico. We have enjoyed reciprocal privileges at the Southwestern Yacht Club and the San Diego Yacht Club while here. This ends our transit down the
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Log #61q Down the Oregon Coast

Log #61q Down the Oregon Coast

Newport Beach, Los Angeles, CA Nov. 11, 2016 Hi Folks, We are just passing Los Angeles on our way down to San Diego, our last stop before entering Mexico. While in Long Beach I took this picture of the original Queen Mary still afloat there as a tourist attraction, conference centre, and I believe even
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Log #61p On the hard and off to Port Angeles

Log #61p On the hard and off to Port Angeles

  Morro Bay, California Oct. 30, 2016 Hi Folks, We are still here in Morro Bay waiting for the winds to shift from the south to the north, expected tomorrow. There is a fantastic amout of sea and bird life in this large estuary, including seals, sea lions, sea otters, several breeds of pelicans, gulls,
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Log #61o Gulf Islands and departure fiasco

Log #61o Gulf Islands and departure fiasco

Log #61o Gulf Islands and departure fiasco Morro Bay, California Oct. 26, 2016   Hi Folks,   We are enjoying being weathered in in this protected estuary for a few days to wait out southerly winds. We left San Francisco Oct. 19, 204 miles away with three stops en route at Pillar Point Harbor, Santa
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Log #61n Down the mainland to Vancouver

Log #61n Down the mainland to Vancouver

Log #61n Down the mainland to Vancouver Clipper Cove, San Francisco Bay Oct. 14, 2016   Hi Folks, It is a grey rainy day here in San Francisco, the first rain we have experienced in several weeks. We have been gunkholing around this large inland waterway, most recently up the Sacramento/San Joaquin River estuary.which we
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Log #61m To Quadra and Cortes Islands Part 2

Log #61m To Quadra and Cortes Islands Part 2

Hi Folks, Hopefully here is Part 2. Pardon any mistakes in spelling, etc. as I have to go through a million steps to separate this into two parts, and send to two different E-mail lists, with a covering letter explaining what is happening. AAaarrgghh!! This Part 2 gets us into Campbell River after meeting up
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Log #61m To Quadra and Cortes Islands

Log #61m To Quadra and Cortes Islands

Log #61m To Quadra and Cortes Islands Berkeley Yacht Club, Berkeley, California Oct. 2, 2016   Hi Folks, I have been having trouble with Windows 10 (again!) and the E-mail program Outlook. It did not want to load the entire Log and so I divided it into part 2 and Part 2. I hope you get
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Log #61L Back to the Broughtons

Log #61L Back to the Broughtons

Log #61L Back to the Broughtons Coos Bay, Or, USA Sept. 19, 2016 Hi Folks, We are down here in Coos Bay in southern Oregon, and will be in California in a couple of days. We have had good weather, although we waited a day in Neah Bay in the Strait of Juan De Fuca
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Log #61k Haida Gwaii to round Cape Caution

Log #61k Haida Gwaii to round Cape Caution

Log #61k Haida Gwaii to round Cape Caution Neah Bay, WA, USA Sept. 10, 2016 Hi Folks, We are weathered in here at Neah Bay for a day, and so I have another log ready to go out, hopefully from New Port, Oregon when we get there in a couple of days. We had a
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Log #61j Gwaii Haanas Part 4 Anthony Island

Log #61j Gwaii Haanas Part 4 Anthony Island

Log #61j Gwaii Haanas Part 4 Anthony Island Vector Yacht Services/The Boat Yard Sidney, B.C. Aug. 31, 2016 Hi Folks, I hope you enjoy the pictures and comments in this final log of our time on Haida Gwaii. This is about Sgang Gwaay, on Anthony Island, a UN designated World Heritage Site. As I noted
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Log #61i Gwaii Haanas Part 3 Hot Springs

Log #61i Gwaii Haanas Part 3 Hot Springs

 Log #61i Gwaii Haanas Part 3 Hot Springs CFSA, Esquimalt, B.C. Aug. 26, 2016   Hi Folks, We are back down here in Esquimalt, just outside of Voctoria, getting ready to head across the Strait of Juan De Fuca to Port Angeles to do our formal entry into the U.S. Ha! Murphy’s Law created a
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