Sailing Pulsar added a new photo.
2 days ago
Panoramic of Coronados anchorage this morning. Lots of boats and lots of clouds. ... See MoreSee Less
Sailing Pulsar added 3 new photos.
4 days ago
It’s been a little while, but July 14, 2020 was our 1 year cruising anniversary. Our Cruisiversary.
July 14, 2019 we left the dock in Shilshole Marina Seattle and anchored in Liberty Bay Poulsbo, WA.
The year has been filled with adventure, quitting our jobs, friends, family, civil unrest, a pandemic, homeschooling, and Mexico.
It is not the year I imagined it would be. But it was a full good year.
We are kicking our second year off in style with new friends, good food, a plethora of injuries (sting ray stings, 2nd degree burns, cracked/bruised ribs), Baja summer heat, chubascos, bees, and beautiful desert landscapes.
We look forward to a future of unknowns as major elections loom, the Covid-19 pandemic shows few signs of slowing in the US, and civil unrest continues. We work toward a better future without yearning for the imperfect yesterday. ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago
This is Chubasco season. Chubascos are large areas of convective weather that originate on the mainland side of the Sea of Cortez; they creep across the Sea towards Baja during hot summer nights. Usually, they don't get all the way - last night, one did. We were awakened after midnight when the rain hit; fortunately there was no wind with this one!
How do you know when they're going to hit? These events can be anticipated by watching satellite (GOES) imagery, lightning tracks, and wind forecasts. It's hard to predict, though, and Jamie's looking at how conditions interact to better anticipate them.
How it looked from Totem: this view was captured by our friend, the talented Helena Gonzalez, from the waterfront last night as lightning struck off the north end of Isla Carmen. Fortunately the only impact to Totem last night was a good deck wash. She's been a huge help to us for sourcing from shoreside during the Pandemic! More about Helena (Elena), her talents and story and how we met - in this post. www.sailingtotem.com/2020/07/reassurance-from-bajas-bounty.html ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
Last night we awoke to a loud THUNK on the forward deck. We went out to see what was up. Graham got there first saying, you have to see this to believe it. ?? A bird was eating a fish while perched on the top of the mast. He dropped some of it (head, tail, guts) and it went ‘splat’ on the deck. 🤢It proceeded to poop when it was finished eating. 🤮 the kicker... it pooped on Graham’s back. 😱 ... See MoreSee Less