Puerto Rico

On February 16, Bruce Luscombe (Brother-in-law) and I hauled our anchor in the lee of Cayo Ventado near the town of Samana, Dominican Republic. The trip across the Mona Passage (between the DR and Puerto […]

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Mid February

Robert “Bud” Chiapuzio  91 years old.  He was proud of his family, proud of his service in the US Navy and proud of his many years as a doctor in North Bend, OR.  He will […]

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Dominican Republic

With easterly wind blowing at 15 knots, we made a speedy 14 hour dash south from South Caicos Island to Luperon on the north shore to the Dominican Republic (DR).  Our electronic charts agreed with […]

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Turks and Caicos

On January 11, 2018 Cindy and I returned to South Side Marina to find Pazzo in excellent shape. We did some laundry and shopping before welcoming Bruce, Brian, and Kelsey Luscombe aboard for a much […]

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December 2017

Not a lot to say about this December.  I lost my twin sister, Julie, to cancer.  I will miss her every day of my life.  We will return to the boat in January to continue […]

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Cuba november 2017

After sending Cindy and crew mate Jeff Mills home for their respective Thanksgivings and enjoying our Thanksgiving feast with Charlie and Nancy Hale from Portland, Oregon, John and I up-anchored at 10pm on November 23. […]

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The Caribbean hurricane season officially starts on June 1 and extends thru November with the preponderance of storms concentrated in August, September and the first half of October. November historically averages one hurricane force storm […]

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Home for a wedding!

The Stiggs were not afloat in Sept, Oct.  We went home to see the kids, attend my nieces wedding and of course spend time with Julie.  I spent most of my time in Portland to […]

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Cindy and I were really looking forward to Cartagena, for a few reasons.   First the city has a rich reputation as a historic and heavily fortified Spanish-colonial seaport punctuated with a blend of 16th century […]

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Panama Canal to San Blas Islands

Pazzo’s Pacific Adventures – Panama The path from Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador to the gulf of Panama is a direct north-south shot, plagued by generally light and variable winds. Fortunately, Pazzo’s luck held strong and […]

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