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Showing posts from March, 2011


We arrived in Mazatlan on 3/17 and we are leaving tomorrow, 3/29, for La Paz on the Baja Peninsula.
Drew joined us here at a condo for 8 days and his friend, Vic, joined us for 4 days. We are now back on Loomba-Loomba in Marina Mazatlan getting geared up to head across the Sea.

We toured the city, had some great meals, and enjoyed the condo beach and pool. It was great R&R for all of us and fun to spend some time with Drew.

Sailmail and Yotreps Position Reports Back!

Drew joined us for a week in Mazatlan and brought us his MacBook Pro and a Netbook for a backup.
He was able to take the hard drive out of my MacBook Pro (the one that drowned) and put it in this one - and everything works! So we are back in business. THANK YOU DREW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I will do a blog post with Mazatlan pictures soon. We will be leaving Mazatlan for La Paz in the next day or two.

LaCruz to Mazatlan

March 4, 2011 Back in La Cruz again. Tom and Claudette and Mike and Kathy Jackson arrived to spend two weeks on Anna. Jim and I have been having fun with the Anna crew and we’ve been getting some maintenance things done on Loomba-Loomba.

We left La Cruz on Thursday, March 10th and arrived in Chacala that afternoon. Friday morning we awoke to a Tsunami warning on the SSB net and from a fisherman driving by in his Panga who told us to turn the VHF to Channel 16 to get a message from the Capitan de Puerto. Essentially the Port Captain told us that all the Mexican ports were closed and we could not leave the bay. There were 5 boats in the bay and all of us knew that it would be much safer to be in deep water. We all raised our anchors and headed out as far as we could and still be in the bay and spent the rest of the morning and afternoon circling around the bay. There were a few surges, but nothing very noticeable and we finally went back in and anchored in the late afternoon. It was unset…

Las Hadas to La Cruz

Our first stop when we left Las Hadas  on 2/18 was Santiago Bay. It’s a beautiful Bay just north of Manzanillo Bay.  During the week there is not much going on, but Sundays it is a happening place.  Live music, lots of palapas serving food and beverages, beach vendors  with carts, tables and chairs and umbrellas to rent, jet skis to rent, and waterskiing.

The swimming was great.  Water temp was 79! Snorkeling was OK, but the water was murky so the visibility wasn’t too good.
Next stop was back in Barra de Navidad Lagoon.  We fueled up, got our laundry done, bought some more fresh food and waited for a bad weather system to pass before heading north. In the mean time we re-connected with some friends and made some new friends. It was Carnival (Mardi Gras) weekend in Barra – lots of partying going on!

Waiting in Barra for the hard N'lys to ease off for our leg north around Cabo Corrientes (translates to: cape of Currents), which has a reputation equal to California's Pt. Conception…