Renaye's first whale sighting of the trip south. I was sleeping so it was a good thing that she was able to take this picture as proof.
Sitting here at the Southwestern Yacht Club, what a great facility with super friendly people all around. Getting some chores done today and tomorrow it will be a hike to pick up some parts for the windlass, a few other minor parts and then some groceries. We will be stocking up on some of our favorite items that we will not be able to find in Mexico. We will also be getting our Mexican fishing licenses and some of our paper work done for exiting and then entering a new country.
Most of the trip from Avalon we had to motor sail however the wind did pick up for the last 3 hrs so we had a great sail cruising along at 6.5 kts in 15 kts of wind and as usual on most of the sailing days just when we arrive at the entrance to the harbor the wind pipes up to 20 kts as we are dousing the sails. It was a long 90 minute motor down the channel and over to the marina, so it will be another early get up for our 65 nm trip to Ensenada . Renaye is excited to get our American courtesy flag down and the Mexican one hoisted. Our good friends Doug & Ruth had given us a Mexican courtesy flag as a gift when we left the Pacific Northwest and it has been sitting in our flag cupboard waiting for its turn to fly. A celebration picture will be taken of course.
We noticed on the slip assignment sheet that sv Letitgo will be arriving tomorrow and has the slip right behind us on the linear guest dock. We were in Avalon with them for a few days and they had left the day before us. it will be great to see them again, if only for a day before we leave