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ianhlnd

  • tough men are pussys
« on: October 17, 2007, 21:29 »
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A sailors update.

Coming up from Mag Bay for some repairs and refits, currently  N32, W117 or thereabouts, the winter weather this far north has become uncomfortable, at 79 - 80  degrees F during the day and dropping below 60 degres F at night, humidity is an unbearable 35% and my skin is starting to dry out. Funny how we adapt.

After refits, I'll head south again riding the N-NW wind flow, round Cabo and head directly to up into the Sea of Cortez for the mating or birthing of the gray whale (or whatever nasty things they do  there), I've all the underwater equipment ready, and a really neat snuba set-up which allows unlimited underwater time.

I've had to repair my refrigerations system at the cost of a small Volkswagen, the watermaker needs a new membrane, and the generator needs an overhaul.  Other than that, life couldn't get better.

The Dorado, or Mahi-Mahi I had sent to Leaf wrapped in newspaper was returned as "refused" probably due to the stink that you could see pouring off the package like a fog.  I was able to give it away as crab bait.

My current first mate is a "pointilist" artist and botanist who is recording the flora of the rugged Baja coast, we plan to put together a monogram of the  isloated and primeval locations of Guatemala and Costa Rica.  It's amazing how little has been recorded in places well known.




« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2007, 23:07 »
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I hope that photography is your side job & writing is your main one.   

  I Have no Idea who you are, but you just invited me into
your life with your words....... fabulous!

Please continue your story & don't leave us with a cliffhanger.

B.
« Last Edit: October 17, 2007, 23:13 by Beckyabell »

« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2007, 03:19 »
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thanks for the update.  it is great to hear about your adventure since it is still my dream one day to live on a sailboat funded by microstock :)

« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2007, 03:52 »
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thanks for the update.  it is great to hear about your adventure since it is still my dream one day to live on a sailboat funded by microstock :)

A microsailboat?

« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2007, 04:08 »
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thanks for the update.  it is great to hear about your adventure since it is still my dream one day to live on a sailboat funded by microstock :)

A microsailboat?

no a macrosailboat!

« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2007, 09:55 »
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You do realize that I am living vicariously through you, so make sure you sample lots of exotic beer and wine on our journey.

digiology

« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2007, 11:30 »
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Always a pleasure to read your posts. Too bad about Leafs Mahi-Mahi  :'(

« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2007, 13:10 »
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thanks for the update.  it is great to hear about your adventure since it is still my dream one day to live on a sailboat funded by microstock :)
I almost bought a sailboat when I moved to Vancouver (from Baltimore) two years ago, but decided to stop working for a while and get a nice car instead.

« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2007, 13:36 »
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And I thought riding on a shrimping boat was fun :-[

« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2007, 13:47 »
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I would feel so bad after so long at open seas!  I'd be seasick everyday and my hair would look awful with the salty atmosphere.  :D

But it's good to know that ianhlnd is enjoying it.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2007, 23:34 »
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Ian, great post from the mysterious and arid N32 W117. Where pray tell is Mad Bay? I presume you are making images? You should share.

>>It's amazing how little has been recorded in places well known

Say more. Scuba duper pointilist monograms?

ianhlnd

  • tough men are pussys
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2007, 09:27 »
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Mag Bay, or Bahia Magdalena lies just up from the tip of Baja's Cabo San Lucas. It's a shallow inlet with fingers going off in all directions, generally a good all weather anchorage.  An old beat-up Playboy magazine will get you a bucket of lobsters from the local fishermen.  After a diet of lobster and fish, I'm hallucinating for a McDonalds Big Mac.

With the low pressure systems working themselves northerly, I took advantage of a front to run to Ensenada, (550 mi) to get the refrigeration fixed and some additional work done.  Right now, there's about 600 boats heading south from Canada and the US in the annual migration, some part of the "Baja Ha-Ha", and other freelancers like me who stay away from anything that appears organized.

By putting up for a couple weeks, I let the fleet sail past, then, have the anchorages to myself on the return and somewhat lower prices on trade goods. The weather should cooperate with  northerlies coming down for the return south.  And, I don't think I've ever seen the seas as blue as they are this year. At times you can't tell where the sea stops and the sky starts, you know there should be a line there, but you can't find it.

« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2007, 09:56 »
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Amazing.  Sounds just like Errol Flynn.....

graficallyminded

« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2009, 16:19 »
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Anyone who sends fresh fish through the mail is alright in my book :D LOL

bittersweet

« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2009, 17:15 »
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This thread smells kinda fishy too. Maybe because it is from 16 months ago.  :-X


 

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