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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...

Monday, March 3, 2008

Port Captain, Immigration, Customs & Our First Mexican Birthday Celebration

Happy Birthday to Me!
What do I get to do today?
Go check in with Mexico!
Actually, checking in here at Marina Coral is pretty easy. Pedro drove us to the central office, that now includes immigration, the port captain and customs so we could get our tourist cards, check the boat in and get our 10 year boat import permit - all in one place!

I came back to this on the table!

I am savoring the cards and gifts, so I have only opened the card from Bob & Nancy so far. Tim gave me a "monopod" for my camera on TOP of my 30 to 50 amp adaptor! And there is a bag from Tim & Pam, a card & a bottle of Chalk Hill Chardonnay from Jim!
So, yes, Happy Birthday to me!

After a skype chat with Bob & Nancy, Jim & I hit the indoor pool and jacuzzi.We even had a view of our boat from the pool area!Tonight we are going out to dinner at the restaurant at the hotel / marina. Then tomorrow morning at first light we will head to Cedros Island - another overnighter with a run of about 32 hours. We are not sure when the next time we will have internet, so it may be a few weeks before the blog is updated.

Keep the comments coming! That way we know there is someone other than the 5 of us reading this thing...


geelizzie said...

Happy Birthday! I was reading Jennifer's blog with pictures of the departure, it must have been really strange to be leaving for the last time. I would have been really depressed if I had been on the docks and then had to go to work instead of on a big adventure!

Meghan said...

Happy Birthday Aunt Heather!!!

Miss you tons!

gramargo said...

Ooooh......I think I must stay at that hotel sometime!! Looks really great, especially for spending one's birthday.
I got out the Mexico map so I could picture you sailing down that coast to Isla Cedros...a long, long way! Have a good trip, and let us know how you're making out whenever you can.

BigAl said...

Looks like you're doing well. Happy Birthday again! I'll be checking in from time-to-time. Alex