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Mag Bay,  MX

Mag Bay, MX

  • Date Posted: Nov 13, 2013

We had a rough ride heading down south towards Mag (Magdalena) Bay.  My logs show that the Engine Room bilge was taking on more water than usual, the stuffing box gland was leaking more than usual, Chloe was too sea-sick to do her ER check, and a Fubar vessel was distressed (taking on water) and required assistance. However, INFINITY handled it as she always does, with no worries, and we were greeted with the most outstanding sunset & sunrise that I’ve seen in a long time.   (I’m constantly being reminded of the Yin/Yang rhythm of life,,,)

 

 

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The next short video clip is 30 seconds of boring,,,,  That is to say, absolutely nothing exciting is going on.  Perfect!  I think this just captures what it is like transiting from one location to another, ‘most of the time’.  The sunrises are a special time for us, cup of Joe in-hand, morning conversation ‘going-on’,  I feel blessed to be here.

 

 

 

 

So we tried our hand at fishing again.  Score this time, FISH = 0,  INFINITY = 2 !

So we tried our hand at fishing again.  Score this time, FISH = 0,  INFINITY = 1 !

So we tried our hand at fishing again. Score this time, FISH = 0, INFINITY = 1 !

 

 

“Here is No. 2 – we’re on a Roll!”

Here is No. 2 - we're on a Roll!

Here is No. 2 – we’re on a Roll!

 

 

(This picture below, reminds me of the day we left the Georgia Straits, a month ago, Oct. 15th, 2013)

 

“stunning day – but watch that fog come rolling in!”

stunning day - but watch that fog come rolling in!

stunning day – but watch that fog come rolling in!

 

 

“24 miles of nothing on the radar”

24 miles of nothing on the radar

24 miles of nothing on the radar

 

 

Indulge us,,, the obligatory HARLEY pictures.     (I love that Dog)   :  )

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As the morning progressed, so did the fog.  We arrived Mag Bay by Radar.

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You guys are going to love this…

The fog lifts and we’re pretty much anchored way out of the main area, so we decide to pick up sticks and head over to the Fubar crowd which are now starting to arrive.  Julie is away with Mary-Ann & Harley on the Dinghy, leaving Dale and I to shift the boat.  We’ve never anchored together before,,,  What could possibly go wrong?  Yeah, it happened.  we ran the anchor and the entire scope (375′ of 1/2″) chain right off the gypsy.  DOH!  Dale looks at me,,, I look at Dale,,,  The bitter-end of chain was held fast to the boat by a 6′ length of 1/2″ rope.  “Emergency release rope for anchor = TESTED”

I had actually thought this event through beforehand, so I had a plan.  I swung the Davit around and brought up two picks of chain, enough to get established back on the gypsy, and ,,, nothing to see here.   Yes Bill, I kept that one quiet.  ;  )

 

 

 

 

 

“a well-deserved brewski for the anchor salvage team”

a well-deserved brewski for the anchor salvage team

a well-deserved brewski for the anchor salvage team

 

 

“enjoying sundowners with Debbie & Larry Gaddy,  from N43 ‘Tropical Blend'”

enjoying sundowners with Debbie & Larry Gaddy, from N43 'Tropical Blend'

enjoying sundowners with Debbie & Larry Gaddy, from N43 ‘Tropical Blend’

 

 

“the sunset chill”

the sunset chill

the sunset chill

 

 

“N76 Spring Day, N62 Anna Mae, N55 Giddy-Up, and custom Rodrigez, Odyssey – all anchored in Mag Bay”

N76 Spring Day, N62 Anna Mae, N55 Giddy-Up, and custom Rodrigez, Odyssey - all anchored in Mag Bay

N76 Spring Day, N62 Anna Mae, N55 Giddy-Up, and custom Rodrigez, Odyssey – all anchored in Mag Bay

 

 

“back at sea  –  bound for San Jose del Cabo”

back at sea  -  bound for San Hose del Cabo

back at sea – bound for San Hose del Cabo

 

 

 

 

    7 Comments

  1. Thank you very much for sharing. You have done great things in improving infinity, and obviously are enjoying the fruits of your labor! I wish you all the best in your journeys.

    • Thank you Butch! & Happy New Year to you. (San Jose del Cabo, La Paz, & Puerto Vallarta updates coming in the New Year)

  2. Hello Andy and Julie. It’s interesting to follow you on one of the adventure of your life. I don’t know a thing about sailing and more than that I am sea sick going on water…but I enjoy seeing your pictures and reading about your trip. Our lifes are very different but one thing is driven all of us, passion, love for this humanity and this life. Happy New Year to both of you and to all members of your family.

    Claire xxx

    • Happy New Year Claire, & what a pleasure it is to talk to you again!
      The travelling is fantastic, but it’s all about relationships, the people you meet,,,our lives become so much richer.

  3. I love that we are living vicariously through you! Did you think of me while in Bahia Magda-lena? Love the sunsets! Feliz Año Nuevo!

  4. Magda, we are always thinking of you! : ) Chloe and I are brushing up on our Spanish, you often pop into my mind.
    I remember standing on the Bridge-wing, looking at those sunsets while in transit, savoring the ocean smells & cool breeze on my face, hearing the waves being cut by our boat, and thinking,,,”I must burn this moment into my mind” Well, success! I can transport myself back there right now, while I’m in Indonesia.
    Feliz Ano Neuvo!!

  5. Happy New Year, mate. Thanks again for a great trip. Never will forget it. As I mentioned before, I will be helping Mike move his boat from LaPaz to PV on or about Jan18th. Mary Ann will join us once we get there. We will met up with Julie then. Later, Dale

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