Well, this was it. Six years of planning, it's the
middle of October 2006 and we we're down to the last 2 weeks before our
projected departure. We rented a uhaul to get the last of our stuff to
San Diego to cram into "Hanali". We were up to our eyeballs in last
minute projects but somehow it was all getting done. Laura was busy
making canvas covers and bug nets for the boat and I was busy doing
The elf hat
This is Lauras' giant elf hat. It started out as our
windlass cover but being it was Lauras' first sewing job it ended up
looking like this. As it turns out before we fixed it she got an offer
from Cheesy Films to make 12 more for their new up-coming movie "Giant
Elves From Mars"
I'm installing our new wind generator
Our new main anchor
Laura's working on our bug nets
Which wire goes where?
Seamstress Laura making our shade covers
"I was suppose to put the extra material on the inside"?
Where's my damn power saw?
Our new friends Vicki, Brad, and Tags
Well the work's finally done and we're saying goodby to Tags
Goodbye San Diego
RTs' Baba 30 "Flybaby"
We buddy boated with RT Osborn on his Baba 30 "Flybaby" and headed out of the San Diego harbor on our way to Ensenada
Cruise Port marina, Ensenada
Well, we made it to Mexico. We left San Diego 11/4/06 at about 7am and made it to Ensenada at about 7:30 pm. We did really good doing 6-7 knts most of the way. Just before we got into the harbor RTs' boat (Baba 30) lost his power linkage so he had to sail in. Did I mention it was dark ? Awesome!
We got a slip at the marina for a couple of days so we could check in to Mexico and enjoy Ensenada.
RT and myself heading to the office to check in after anchoring outside the marina the first night.