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Archive for December, 2009

Interesting weather in Ensenada-December 11th, 2009

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

Monday’s storm was followed by extreme surge. With dock lines popping and cleats pulled out of the dock (all of them), we headed out at midnight and anchored in the harbour. Trying to make up for all the lost time, complete preparations using the dinghy to get ashore, and get away as soon as possible. Internet access is limited from now on. We may not get online before departure. Hope everyone has a wonderful winter celebration time. It gets more and more likely that we will be at sea for the last half of December.

December 8, 2009- Survived the storm

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

We had a storm here in Ensenada yesterday. We and our boat are intact. The boat sustained some dmage (bulwarks). 50 kt winds, docks breaking up, all our cleats gave way, now moored around pilings. Two people were killed in the Industrial area, when a crane blew over. Floods and power outages. Continuing to make preparations to leave as soon as possible. More details later.

Departure Day is Close December 2, 2009

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Just finishing up the last few jobs and watching the weather. Planning to sail for the southern tip of Baja at the end of this week. However, there is a serious weather system hovering northwest of us, so we may be delayed till that system passes through.

The dinghy stowage system has been fabricated. The gas boxes are completed. the stove is functioning well again. Ensenada continues to be a zany, wonderful madhouse.

We will be out of contact for a long time once we leave here –not sure when we will get online again. Stopovers may include Magdalena Bay, Los Frailles, La Paz, Mazatlan. Hoping to be able to catch up with Pat’s family in Mazatlan at the end of December. Then north in the Sea of Cortez.

Wishing everyone a great Winter Solstice and wonderful times with good friends in whatever celebrations you honour.