|Early morning cruising to Mexico.|
|Cruisport Village Marina, Ensenada, Mexico.|
|Many windows involved in checking into Mexico.|
Luckily, everything is located in one central location.
The next thing on our to do list was to purchase a banda ancha which is the equivalent of a device that allows you to access the internet via cell signals. Our first attempt to secure this device resulted in us being told to come back later as they had the sticks but not the SIM cards. When we returned, it seems they didn't have either items and we were asked to come back tomorrow morning. Okay...we'll come back tomorrow.
|This flag is CRAZY big!|
We ate a a local comida and about halfway through our meal, Richard asked if we should be eating the ensalada (salad). There are suspicions that eating raw fruits and vegetables that are "washed" with Mexican water can lead to gastro-intestinal problems (read: Montezuma's Revenge). We decided that if we slowly build up our tolerance, by only eating a little salad at a time and gradually increasing our ensalada intake, we should be able to effectively build a tolerance to anything that might try to take us down. That's our plan anyway, and we'll stick to it until one or both of us can't be more than a few feet from the toilet without worrying.
So we returned to the banda ancha store only to be told that we need to come back later in the day. Okay...I guess we'll come back later.
Meanwhile, Joyce and Bob from Charra arrived and are docked a few slips away from us and have plans to leave Ensenada on Wednesday. Richard and I think that we will be here until Thursday morning as we still need to get out banda ancha and Mexican cell phones (these will basically be used like walkie-talkies so that Richard and I can stay in touch while on separate adventures throughout Mexico). I like to get up early and take a walk to get some exercise in and other times Richard needs to run about town looking for marine parts so the phones will allow us to keep in touch and not have to guess where the other one is at any given time.
Today I changed the oil in the outboard engine. Painless.
After we leave Ensenada, we will be doing a couple of long hauls requiring overnight passages and anchoring in more rural locations. We are actually excited about the opportunity to anchor out as we have spent more time in marinas these past three months than we usually do when sailing.