Bienvenido a Mexico!
Dave and I left the Zuniga jetty around 12:15 pm on Monday and headed south! It was perfect wind and weather.
We did get to try out our windpilot. Actually more than try it out. It essentially took us all the way to Ensenada with only a few hours in the middle of the night when we relied on our old buddy Otto (tiller pilot).
Tuesday morning, at the entrance to Bahía Todos Santos(All Saints Bay), we were greeted by a pod of dolphins. There were no less than 100 swimming around us with a few playing in our bow wake. What a wonderful welcome!
We pulled into the "guest dock" of Cruiseport Village Marina in Ensenada around 10:30 am and headed to the office. The staff were very friendly and set us up with a guest slip for 3 nights and as part of their service, they walk you through the CIS (Centro Integral de Servicios). They made all the copies necessary of our boat registration, passports, and insurance as well as helped us complete the port entry and exit papers. They drove us to the office and ensured we went to the correct agency windows in the correct order. We now have a tourist visa, paid our port fees, and received our temporary import permit for Crazy Love. This took us about an hour. It probably would have taken Dave and I much longer on our own. I definitely recommend this marina for any cruisers.
After our paper work was squared away we headed out in search of good food and a celebratory drink. The empanadas were delicious and the margaritas cold, tart, and strong.
Although not far from San Diego, we feel like we're in a completely different country, well we are... Bienvenido a Mexico!