Category Archives: Adventure Updates

C’mon, It’s Not All Bad!

C’mon, it’s not all bad! Here’s another chapter from Captain Craig’s offshore journal. Okay, okay, a few folks might have been a little spooked by my article on scariest moments outside the gate. Remember, these are only ten stories from … Continue reading

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ADVENTURES IN BOCAS DEL TORO, PANAMA

  ADVENTURES IN BOCAS DEL TORO, PANAMA by Renee Vinyard I am excited to write about my cruise aboard the “Finisterre” with TW instructor Mike Heath and his wife Kay.  I flew to Panama City (PC) with my friend Tom … Continue reading

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Ambassador 111

Hallelujah! I have arrived, without any incident or drama at the finish. Tied to the doc at 1pm. The weather yesterday and last night was very cooperative, still some lumpy seas, but good winds, so I made good progress. Everyone … Continue reading

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Ambassador 110 – Really Close

I’m getting close, and counting down the hours now, instead of days or weeks. If all goes well, I could arrive into Brickyard Cove tomorrow (Monday) evening. Maybe Monday afternoon, or maybe early Tuesday morning, but it is definitely close. … Continue reading

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Ambassador 109 – Countdown

I’m getting close, and counting down the hours now, instead of days or weeks. If all goes well, I could arrive into Brickyard Cove tomorrow (Monday) evening. Maybe Monday afternoon, or maybe early Tuesday morning, but it is definitely close. … Continue reading

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Ambassador 108 – So Cal Traffic

It wasn’t as bad as the freeways, but there sure were a lot of boats out last night between San Diego and Catalina Island. Tankers and freighters going in and out of the Port of Los Angeles, tugs towing barge … Continue reading

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Ambassador 107 – So Cal Quiet

I’ve made it to the quiet zone, which is how I think of Southern California weather. Calm water, light winds, easy progress. Although I am still some 80 miles from the border, these are the conditions I am getting, and … Continue reading

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Ambassador 106 – Balance or jinx?

So after commenting yesterday morning about how the previous day’s conditions were better than forecast, yesterday afternoon brought balance. Or maybe I jinxed it by saying something. But the afternoon brought a few hours of 30 knots headwinds, gusting to … Continue reading

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Ambassador 105 – Good Wrong

My good fortune continues, as yesterday’s forecast of very windy and bumpy was mostly wrong. It was nice to have the forecast be wrong in my favor for a change. Most of the day I enjoyed 12-18 knots of wind, … Continue reading

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Ambassador 104 – A little of everything

Yesterday certainly had variety. I was visited by dolphins, Dahl’s porpoises, and sea lions. I had windy and bumpy on the nose, windy beam reach, and no wind. I had sunshine, cloudy bits, a clear sky with full moon, and … Continue reading

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