April 17, 2010 – Isla Coronado

We headed north to San Juanico, a beautiful anchorage that we had visited before. On the way we did see occasional whales off in the distance and a small group of porpoises close up. What they lacked in numbers, they made up for in their jumping, flip…

Pensacola Beach to Bayou Chico

Leaving Little Sabine Bay for the IntracoastalEntering Bayou Chico, Marinas on the right.We left Little Sabine Bay at 8:45 this morning, it was a short trip along the ICW and Santa Rosa Island then across Pensacola Bay. Around 10:00 AM we turned into…

No Worries – We’re still moving and Fine

We are almost half way into the passage and still moving steadily west.The connection to the Panama HAM radio station that I use has been harder and harder to connect with. We are almost 1900 miles from there so I guess that is not surprising. What t…

All is well

We are now 300 miles out to sea, and heading in the general direction of Tahiti.  It’s a little rougher than before, but things are good. Flying fish and squid jump out of the sea onto the deck.  The sea is becoming bluer. The internet is ver…

April 15, Sandestin to Pensacola Beach

Heading out to Chocktawhatchee BayCrane Barge on the Intracoastal Waterway, Chocktawhatchee BayICW shoreline parkHuge Military Radar tower near Manatee Point, Santa Rosa IslandLittle Sabine Bay Pensacola Beach We Left Baytowne Marina at 9:15 the weathe…

April 14, 2010 Panama back to La Paz

This posting reflects a change in the cruising pattern for Arcadia I. For the first time since we’ve owned her, we’re heading consistently North! After we bought Arcadia I last June, we cruised around SE Alaska for the summer. …

April 15, 2010 – Running North Past Loreto

We anchored in front of Loreto. Conditions were perfect, even Earl had no qualms about leaving his boat at anchor. We left our dingy in the small boat harbor, which is really for small boats, like pangas and boats under 28 feet. Another boater helpe…

April 2010 – TMCA Ins & Outs Cruise on More Good Timin’

Ernie & Camille Rogers on More Good Timin’ asked us to join them on the “Ins & Outs” Cruise. This was a great opportunity for us because we really do miss sailing. The cruise itinerary was for our 7 boat flotilla to head out on Friday to Laguna…

It Just Doesn’t Get Fresher Than This!

We walked to Fishbusterz’s (an amazing fish market right on the docks of the fishing boat harbor on Stock Island) today with the sole intent of securing some fresh tuna for dinner. We had our eyes set on a huge hunk…

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2nd attempt to cross the Pacific

The generator is now fixed. It is an unfortunate and complicated sequence of events  that led to our problem. It is also miund-numbingly dull, and so even if I fully understood it, I would not relate it here.We are off again first t…