The Sailing Adventures of Jamala

 

and her motley crew of two

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Mazatlan

Mazatlan

We'll take that as a victory Sailing to Mazatlan under clear moonlit skies with the wind behind us and the crew only lightly seasick is regarded as a good couple of days at the Jamala office. We sailed almost from San Francisco to Mazatlan. Only as the wind dropped...

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The Islands

The Islands

Isla Espíritu Santo Our trip to Ensenada del Gallo on the island of Espíritu Santo was pleasant enough, although it could have been better with at least some wind. There are three main anchoring areas on the island’s west coast, separated into three lobes. And as no...

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La Paz

La Paz

Buenas Tardes and Bienvenida a La Paz Good afternoon and welcome to La Paz. I think that’s what the harbour master said in reply to me announcing our arrival at the anchorage at La Paz. Thanks to our pioneering friends Liz and Steve on Aloha, Maria and I were...

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Banshees, The Friars, and the Bay of the Dead

Banshees, The Friars, and the Bay of the Dead

Fan belts and Banshees That took twice the effort it should have. Our first attempt to get to Los Frailes was scuppered by a broken fan belt 4 hours into our trip. Thanks to an alarm screeching like a banshee in our earholes, we found the problem quickly enough. But,...

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Bienvenido a México

Bienvenido a México

Winners Winners Chicken Dinners Who'd have thought it, eh? We won first prize in our class in the Baja Haha rally, despite being a week late and having motored more time than we had sailed. In a typical sailing regatta, we would have been thrown out of the competition...

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San Simeon – Santa Cruz – San Diego – Stalled

San Simeon – Santa Cruz – San Diego – Stalled

Plan for another plan if the first plan doesn't pan out Here's what we read on Active Captain before deciding to head to Port San Luis: "This is wonderful anchorage..." "We spent a week here relaxing..." "... definitely a welcome harbour in very windy...

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Idiots, Mavericks, Pelicans and Randolph Hearst

Idiots, Mavericks, Pelicans and Randolph Hearst

What rhymes with tanker?  Someone needs to go back to commercial vessel driving school. As we passed underneath the Bay Bridge, a cargo ship, whose AIS vector showed that he was passing to our stern, decided he wasn't going to pass behind us anymore. He changed course...

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A month in Alameda

A month in Alameda

What do you do with a month in Alameda? Install Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries, that's what. It took a long time to plan, but they are in, and the old lead-acid batteries are out. The previous Trojan batteries may have a good reputation, but we never liked them. It...

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Michael Fish was our weatherman

Michael Fish was our weatherman

It could have been worse "There is no hurricane coming, but it will be very windy in Spain." I think Michael Fish, the weatherman, said on television before the October 1987 storm.  The forecast models predicted maximum wind speeds of 22 knots approaching Cape...

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Here we go again

Here we go again

Escape to America Although we enjoyed spending time with our new grandson, older grandsons, daughters, and even older family and friends (although we would have liked to have seen more - but Covid, you know), and we appreciated seeing places we hadn't previously...

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