Thursday, December 16, 2010

And We're Off!

Our morning departure was, surprisingly, right on time and the passage down to Ensenada was uneventful. Ruthie and I teased Corie mercilessly about what an exciting time we were having. Some of the highlights that failed to generate enthusiasm in Corie were raising the Mexican flag and eating Cheez-its.

Early on in our passage, we noticed a good-sized motorsailer on the same course as us so I hailed them on the VHF radio and inquired about their destination. They said that they too were heading to Ensenada and then further south. I introduced ourselves as, "I'm Neal and also on board is my wife, Ruthie and our daughter, Corie." He replied, "I'm Paul and my wife is Darlene. We also have a dog and his name is Ben." Sometimes things get mixed up on the VHF radio.

Even though we've been to Ensenada many times, there's still a level of excitement as we pull into a foreign port, even one as mundane as Ensenada. Regardless, we had a nice meal at a good restaurant and got a short walk in. Perhaps because we left San Diego so early, the idea of a rowdy night doesn't sound very appealing. We do the Check In Cha Cha manana and try to get some updated weather reports before we leave on Friday.
At 12/16/2010 4:16 AM (utc) our position was 31°51.30'N 116°37.33'W

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