Archive for the ‘Lynn’ Category

What’s Goin’ On?

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Whenever possible, we would go to the Ikuai restaurant and listen to Mango Duo. Their Latin rhythms, acoustic swing, and Zoe’s lovely voice create a relaxing haven for us.

We sure enjoy their music and friendship.

Mango Duo (Al and Zoe), Rick, and Lynn at Ikaui Restaurant

When LA VITA sensed that Rick was well enough to go for a sail, she demanded we go to Opequimar Shipyard and get her bottom painted!


Lynn’s Birthday Celebration

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Yup, it’s birthday time for Lynn, again. This one is filled with surprises. [simage=1215,200,y,center,] (more…)

Hurricane Jimena Returns!

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

2009, Thursday, September 3

Rick has been working and standing watch over 24-hours straight.


Sometime during the night the eye of hurricane Jimena went over Santa Rosalia. (more…)


Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

2009, April 14: we arrive in La Paz


Gary, Rick, and I walk along the La Paz Malecon & enjoy the sights.


Turtle Bay To MOW Cove

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

March 29, to March 31, 2009

PASSAGE: Turtle Bay to Man-O-War Cove

Note: Some of the pictures in this post were taken before, during, and after the voyage. Click images to enlarge.

We leave Bahia Tortugas (Turtle Bay) for the second time Sunday, March 29, 2009 @ 1115 hours. We are motor-sailing (sails up with the motor running).


Destination: Man-O-War Cove (MOW) Bahia Magdalena, is 225 NM south; about a two-day sail.


Turtle Bay

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The aerial view below shows Baja California and Bahia Tortugas (Turtle Bay). We have just sailed from Ensenada, Mexico to Bahia Tortugas. This is our first two-day passage. (Click image to enlarge).


s/v La Vita approaching Bahia Tortugas.


s/v La Vita Aerial view of entering Bahia Tortugas.


NOTE: In order to safely miss the reefs at the entrance to Bahia Tortugas, it is necessary to come into the entrance from a slight southerly direction. No cutting corners here.

It was an eventful trip culminating in loss of autopilot about 10 miles or so out of Turtle Bay in heavy seas. Seas were choppy and rough most of the way after we turned the corner around Punta Banda getting worse as we got further South.

Higher winds and swells than expected. Swells from multiple directions. Interesting times.

We arrived in Bahia Tortugas safely and surprisingly rested about 1100 hrs on Tuesday March 10th.


Ensenada to Turtle Bay

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

March 11, 2009

After two and ½ years of preparing ourselves and s/v La Vita, our 1987 Hans Christian 33T, for cruising, today is the day!


Destination: Bahia Tortugas (Turtle Bay) then continue down to Cabo San Lucas and over to the Mazatlan for Carnival 2009. Second attempt to celebrate Carnival with our good friends Greg & Nancy on s/v Festima Lente.

Yesterday, we said good bye to our good friends Gary on s/v Sparkle and Spike on s/v Valkyrie.



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