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Paradise Village Marina, Puerto Vallarta.

GOOD NEWSThe generator only needed a simple part and that is being sent and should arrive tomorrow(Sat) or monday, so then we can be off again. Without going into detail, there appear to be no other electrical problems.  We will top up the fuel ta…

Galapagos to Marquesas -Not a Straight Line

We are a few days into this long passage and all is well. The ocean is remarkably calm and we are plodding along. I say plodding since we have not yet seen the favorable current that we expected. We are making about 130 miles per day, but we are hop…

Mission aborted (for the moment)

It is sad for me to report that we have had serious electrical problems and have been forced to turn around and head back to Mexico. Basically what happened was that the ‘black box’ on the generator literally went up in smoke, leaving us with no no…

July 6th, 2009 Auke Bay and Tenakee

We’re on our way back to Juneau as I write this. We got a late start this afternoon, (more about that later), so we won’t get to Auke Bay Marina until the wee hours of July 6.We, (Sam Floyd, Phyllis, Will and I), left there on the afternoon of the …

July 2, 2009 Skagway to Juneau

This is the first of what I intend to be regular updates on our travels on our little ship, Arcadia 1. I promise! I will remember to take pictures and attach some as we go along.The purchase of Arcadia 1 was completed, on schedule on 20Jun09. Last Mond…

Isabela Stop and We Are Off

We are not allowed to visit islands other than San Cristobal without special permits which are extremely costly. However, all ports around the world will provide safe harbor for as vessel with a problem regardless of other rules. The Capitano del Pue…

Gale warning

A major spring storm was
forecast to hit the Puget Sound on Friday. A 972-mb
low over southern Vancouver Island would generate storm-force winds along the 
Wash…

April 3, 2010 – Punta Chivato

We went out to dinner our last night in Santa Rosalia with the entire population of the marina. I think there were probably 15 or so of us. It was very jolly. The next morning at 5:30 we pulled away from the dock and headed south. Our destination w…

April 1, 2010 – Santa Rosalia

Santa Rosalia has a small harbor, with a ferry dock, a commercial dock and two very small marinas. We decided to go the newer one, Singular, which has room for 15 boats. We tried to hail the marina on the radio several times and finally just went in …

Galapagos Reflections

Next week our 20 days will be up and we are readying our ship to go. The Admiral is making lists of last minute fresh food that we will buy and bring aboard for 3 weeks at sea. The Captain has all the fuel tanks filled to capacity and has anot…