Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Lights at the marina

Wishing all are readers and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

There was only two boats. With lots of lights this year for the first two weeks. But has more boats exchanges slips a few more sail boats threw up some lights but non of them was as good as the little power boat Noya Star. The joke is that we should give them are two stars.

Boys home

The home had a very nice lighted tree and the walls around the home had various painting with Christian says .

Boys home

We went with our friends Gaby's hair Salon to hand out gifts to the boys at the Hogar San Pablo home. Some gifts were toys, games clothing but the big hit was wrist watches.


Well Christmas is here in sunny Mazatlan. In December to help get us in the mood we have made Christmas goody bags for the staff that we interact with. The smiles and and the gratitude that they express is well worth it. Both the marina and the El Cid housing complex put on Christmas parties. We were lucky enough to attend the housing one this year. Below is the entertainment

Very large stage where numerous dancers, singers and jokers entertained.

Saturday, November 29, 2014


We are in Mazatlan, go here about 3 weeks ago. Was really hot and humid when we arrived but has now cooled off a bit. It took us about 1.5 hours to clear immigration and customs as they had 2 planes arrive at the same time and would only clear on plane at a time so it was a long wait. Think the other flight was late. Immigration has only 4 or 5 stations. O well it is Mexico no use getting uptight.

Have been to a couple of ball games, and the usual eat drink. Debbie is off this am with 11 other ladies to a Mexican breakfast fundraiser to provide food packages to people living in poor areas of the city.

The boat was in good shape when we got back except some fat large bird broke our vhf antenna at the top of the mast. Good thing my nephew is coming down next week and bringing a new one.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014

Just Lazing About

What do you do on a hot Mexican day with no wind?
 Let Debbie drive and allow Lynn to relax on the foredeck.

Dingy Tug Boats

On a recent trip to Stone Island friends on their boat had an over heating problem or a under cooling problem depending on your point of view..... After sailing as close as they could get to the anchorage it was the dingy tugs to the rescue to move the boat the last bit. That is Lynn being the push tug on the stern of the sailboat.

Friday, February 7, 2014


Six of us joined a very expensive bird tour out to a new tourist spot an hour out if Mazatlan. We left our boats at 5:30 am, returned around 4:00pm. We were also accompanied by about eight true birds who got very excited when ever a bird was spotted. Plus the knowledge they shared with us helped us to enjoy a rather long and very hot day. According to one of the birds we saw 26 birds, in my mind some looked just like house sparrow. Here is a couple of not great shots of what we saw.


This is what the fishing is like around Mazatlan.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Who Does This Camera Work Anyway

Our friend Rohalio asked Lynn to explain how or operate his camera, not sure if the communication was a success or not as we did not get to see the final product.

Friday, January 24, 2014

What's Happening

Well it has been a little over a month since getting back to the boat. We had the boat hauled and bottom painted. The paint was getting a little thin, since it was last done two years ago. It was painted shark white and is so bright the diver is going to need to wear sunglasses when cleaning the bottom. Our outboard is waiting for parts, and we had the Honda generator serviced by Honda for about $26 Canadian including parts. All else seems to be working fine.

A lot of news both correct and incorrect on the issue with boats being impounded ,but is causing a lot of visits to get a new Temporary Import Document. In Mazatlan it is 20 minutes and about $750 pesos. From some of the current emails it seems that progress is being made but when dealing with government processes in any country it can take time and be very frustrating.

Just to make sure we still know how to sail the boat we spent today sailing off the Mazatlan waterfront. The weather is in the 25 degree range and much warmer then in the past two years. Some are even complaining it is to hot.

And in conclusion Lynn's golf game still sucks.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

How to tell if your boat is impounded in Mexico !!!!

This notice was seen recently on a boat in El Cid Marina, who says the locals do not have a sense of ha ha.