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If you found this blog via a link from a cruising site ~ we did cruise Mexico on our Ocean 49 cat for a season. See the first text box on the right for links to our preparations, trip down Baja, life in Mexico, cruising and trip back up to SoCal. Unfortunately we are back to the grind in the USA...

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Tuesday 03-04-08 - Leaving Ensenada heading to Isla Cedros ~ Happy B-Day to Susan!

On Tuesday, March 4th, we got up early!! We needed all of our daylight hours as we had an "overnighter" to do. We left Marina Coral in Ensenada just before sunrise. We had to wait until we had some decent visibility, as the marina entrance is extremely narrow...We had great weather - just a little wind from the South East to start. We went through a big pod of leaping dolphins who entertained us for awhile, then saw 3 or 4 whales in the distance and 1 ocean sunfish right next to the boat. Then no more sea life for the rest of the day...

We had a nice easy motorsail at 8-9 knots. We took turns napping, watching, sitting and always eating. We had more wind after the sun went down and with Jim, Stan, Tim & I in the cockpit, heard a loug "BANG" - uh oh, what was that? Got the flashlights out and looked up and realized we had parted our first reefing line. So lowered the sail to a 2nd reef and continued. Took turns doing our nightwatches and nothing else "exciting" until the next day!

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