Our first Mexican Port of Call!
We left the U.S. late Friday evening on November 11 with a 12 hour expected passage to Ensenada, arriving on Saturday morning (November 12). While the passage itself was only 65 n.m’s, we wanted to be sure we left and arrived during daylight hours. (Side note, we attempted to leave SD on Thursday Nov 10th, but having left the dock a tad after we wanted, we unexpectedly ran through some kelp which gummed up our engine water intake and our prop shaft, so we had to limp back , at 1 kt/hour back to the Police Docks to deal with these issues).
Our sail/motor down to Ensenada was, once again, quiet and uneventful, which after the previous evening’s adventures in kelp, we were quite grateful for. Although it was sunset or a little after when we crossed into Mexican waters, Dakota’s crew celebrating with cookies and cheers—Woo hoo! We made it to Mexico!