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 once more, the predominant pattern,
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Log #62o Mazatlan

Log #62o Mazatlan

   Log #62o MazatlanPuerto Vallarta, MexicoMarch 11, 2018 Small world! In Marina El Cid in Mazatlan we came across a familar boat, Shannon Spirit, Canadians from B.C. with whom we spent last Christmas and New Years in La Paz and have known as Ontario 32 owners, as they originally had an Ontario 32 #1 they
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Log #62r Leaving Veleda in Barra de Navidad

Log #62r Leaving Veleda in Barra de Navidad

Log #62r Leaving Veleda in Barra de Navidad Barra de Navidad, Colima, Mexico April 2, 2018  We arrived March 18 at Grand Isla Navidad, the luxury resort with Marina de La Navidad (19° 11.715′ N, 104° 40.901′ W) for a night to check out the marina where we will leave Veleda starting April 1st. The
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Log #62q Puerto Vallarta to Barra de Navidad

Log #62q Puerto Vallarta to Barra de Navidad

Log #62q Puerto Vallarta to Barra de Navidad Barra de Navidad, Colima, Mexico March 22, 2018 We slipped at noon March 12, but went up a wrong channel in this large Puerto Vallarta Marina and had to retrace our course to exit. We noted there was a Holland America Line cruise ship in port as
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Log #62p To Puerto Vallarta

Log #62p To Puerto Vallarta

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000168 EndHTML:0000024675 StartFragment:0000000435 EndFragment:0000024658 Log #62p To Puerto Vallarta Barra de Navidad, Colima, Mexico March 19, 2018 Please see the chartlet at the end of this log for locations mentioned. After we managed to motor out of Mazatlan, this time with our mainsail hoisted, we pounded into the heavy seas for another half hour,
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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 #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 #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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