What a Surprise!

Well, well, well what a complete and total surprise!  Before deciding on which marina to stay in when we arrived in Ensenada, I decided to put the question to the Nordhavn Owners Group to get a little feedback.  The majority of folks suggested Hotel Coral & Marina with the balance opting for the marina downtown in the thick of the action called “Cruiseport”.  One thing that virtually all who responded indicated was that Ensenada is a small town. Head south!  Hell, what are we in for?  One can ...
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Pendana llega a México

Our trip to Ensenada was about as good as it gets.  The weather was perfect with little to no seas and calm winds.    We departed Marina del Rey at 11am and arrived in Ensenada Mexico the following morning at 6:30am just as the sun was casting enough light for safe entry.  As always, we arrived at high water on a slack tide which I believe is imperative when entering any new marina.  Abi handled the lines like a pro and Cmdr. Claire made the tie up look like a walk in the park.  It is amazing ...
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Pendana Still Loving LA!

**NEWS FLASH**  Some very sad news recently with the loss of MV Adventure in the Philippines.  I have just spoken with her owner who said, “I'm still a little 'shell-shocked' over the news. I'm currently touring around with my wife in our motor home in USA. We are on the way from Florida to Yellowstone when I heard the news. My boat is in Cebu, Philippines. We've had it based there for the past 5 years using it to cruise around Asia”. So sad I can’t imagine what that would be like being so far f...
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Super-yacht Disasters

If Only catches fire off Antibes The 39 metre If Only was pictured off the coast of Antibes on August 16 with huge plumes of smoke billowing from her superstructure. It is not yet known what caused the fire, but emergency services were quickly on the scene and successfully rescued all 11 people on board, according to local publication Nice Matin. Built by Feadship to a design by J.F.H. Roger and launched in 1974, If Onlyunderwent a major refit in 1989. This steel and aluminium yacht can accom...
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Loving LA

We have now been in Los Angeles (“LA”) for some time and I must say, something that has struck me a little like a freight train is, I really like the place!  Why is this such a revelation?  Well, if the truth be told, LA used to be my #1 most hated place on the face of planet earth.  As such, even the idea of spending time here caused me concern way back when we first started planning this trip. So why the change the of mind and what led to this turnaround?  How could I have been so wrong abou...
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