Log #63o Tamarindo to Playa Curu, Costa Rica

Log #63o Tamarindo to Playa Curu, Costa Rica

Log #63o Tamarindo to Playa Curu, Costa Rica Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada July 5, 2019 Hi Folks, It has been a long time since I sent out my last log of our travels in Central America. Mea Culpa! As you can see from the date I started this Log #63o on May 5, when we
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Log #63n Treacherous Papagayos winds to Tamarindo

Log #63n Treacherous Papagayos winds to Tamarindo

Log #63n Treacherous Papagayos winds to Tamarindo Elliot Lake, Ontario Canada May 1, 2019 Hi Folks, This log gets us down to Tamarindo in Costa Rica through the chaotic gale force winds called the Papagayos. There are three large stretches of the Pacific Central American coast through which gap winds ( the Tehuantepec, Fonseca, and
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Log #63m Bahia Huevos – an idyllic anchorage

Log #63m Bahia Huevos – an idyllic anchorage

Log #63m Bahia Huevos – an idyllic anchorage Quepos, Costa Rica March 21, 2019 Hi Folks, This log has some beautiful pictures of one of the best anchorages we have been in this year. Happiness is the isolation of a beautiful anchorage! We are still here, bobbing at anchor off Quepos for the third week,
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Log #63l Playa del Coco

Log #63l Playa del Coco

Log #63l Playa del Coco Quepos Costa Rica March 15, 2019 Hi Folks, This log gets us to the touristy bay of Playa del Coco (“playa” means “beach”) in company with three other boats in Costa Rica. It has some good pictures of zip lining and flora and fauna from a national park. We are
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Log #63k Nicaragua to Cost Rica

Log #63k Nicaragua to Cost Rica

Log #63k Nicaragua to Costa Rica Quepos, Costa Rica March 14, 2019 Hi Folks, We are still here in Quepos, and will probably be here another week at least. The marina ordered the water pump last week. It was to be delivered to Miami and then to the marina here. However, on Monday (6 days
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Log #63j Nicaragua

Log #63j Nicaragua

Quepos, Costa Rica March 9, 2019 Hi Folks, We have been at anchor off Quepos (09° 25.785′ N, 084° 10.254′ W) for the past week, and will probably be here for another week, awaiting delivery of an engine saltwater pump. Our present pump has developed leaks in the internal seals and has sprayed saltwater over
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Log #63i El Salvador to Nicaragua

Log #63i El Salvador to Nicaragua

Log #63i El Salvador to Nicaragua Bahia Brasilito, Costa Rica Feb. 8, 2019 Hi Folks, At present we are bobbing and rolling at anchor in this open bay in Costa Rica, blown by 15 to 20 knot offshore winds of the Papagayos as described in my attached Log #63i. This log gets us into Nicaragua,
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Log #63h More about El Salvador

Log #63h More about El Salvador

Log #63h More about El Salvador Puesta del Sol, Nicaragua Jan. 24, 2019 Hi Folks, We are waiting for a good weather window before leaving for Costa Rica, 145 miles away, hopefully on Jan. 27. After getting hit by the Papagayos winds crossing the Gulfo de Fonseca, I give way to Judy’s concerns for calm
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Log #63g Life in Bahia del Sol, El Salvador

Log #63g Life in Bahia del Sol, El Salvador

Log #63g Life in Bahia del Sol, El Salvador Puesta del Sol, Nicaragua Jan. 17, 2019 We enjoyed El Salvador, especially here, where we were at Bahia del Sol on Costa del Sol (another sunshine coast), thanks to Bill and Jean, American expats that do much for the cruisers in the area. We are even
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Log #63e Puerto Chiapas to El Salvador

Log #63e Puerto Chiapas to El Salvador

Log #63e Puerto Chiapas to El Salvador Bahia del Sol, El Salvador Jan. 3, 2019 We were alongside in Marina Chiapas (14° 41.924′ W, 092° 23.497′ N) for four nights (Dec. 2 to 6). It is a good, modern, economical marina. We could even drink the water from the taps on the dock! Internet was
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Log #63d  Huatulco to Puerto Chiapas

Log #63d Huatulco to Puerto Chiapas

Log #63d Huatulco to Puerto Chiapas Bahia del Sol, El Salvador Dec. 27, 2018 Hi Folks, This log gets us across the treacherous Gulf of Tehuantepec down to Puerto Chiapas, our southernmost point in Mexico before heading down to El Salvador. I have included a bit of extra info on that gulf and sailboat passage
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Log #63c Acapulco to Huatulco

Log #63c Acapulco to Huatulco

Log #63c Acapulco to Huatulco Bahia Del Sol, El Salvador Dec. 12, 2018 We were “stuck” in Club des Yachtes de Acapulco (16⁰ 50.225’N, 099⁰ 54.269’W – see map at the end of this log) for nine days (Nov. 18 to the 27th) getting things fixed. The old adage that “cruising gives one the opportunity
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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 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 #63b Manzanillo to Acapulco

Log #63b Manzanillo to Acapulco

Log #63b Manzanillo to Acapulco Acapulco Yacht Club Nov.23, 2018 Hi Folks, Attached is my Log #63b Manzanillo to Acapulco with some pictures of merchant ships encountered, a couple of large fish caught, an experience with a large snake, and coming alongside Acapulco Yacht Club with no reverse gear. This is the first marina in
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Log #63a Barra de Navidad to Manzanillo

Log #63a Barra de Navidad to Manzanillo

Log #63a Barra de Navidad to Manzanillo Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico Nov. 19, 2018 Hi Folks, Below is my first Log #63a Barra de Navidad to Manzanillo, of our 2018/2019 winter sailing season. We boarded Veleda in Barra de Navidad on Oct. 28, left the marina to anchor in the lagoon Nov. 1, and set sail
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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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