Sea, 31° 58’ 117° 01’
Ships Log: Bearing of 328°, 8 nm off Ensenada, 26nm to our waypoint
between the Coronados and the mainland, and only 40 nm to our waypoint
off Point Loma, San Diego. ETA= 5:30 PST @ an average cruising
speed for the last leg of this trip over 6 knots SOG (speed over ground).
ETA at the customs dock of 6:30 PM, where we will need to clear
the crew and import Pacific Bliss to the United States.
By Lois Joy
Although we are near Ensenada, we fortunately cleared out of Mexico
in Cabo San Lucas, calling our stops in Magdalena Bay and Turtle Bay
“rest stops” only. We are happy to approach U.S. waters, the completion
of Voyage 1, but in a strange melancholy way, we are sad to be leaving
Pacific Bliss. We will stay overnight on her for the last
time tonight-most likely at the customs dock, then plan to berth her
at Yachtfinders on Shelter Island Drive, alongside Le Chaton Fou
“The Crazy Kitten” a Catana 471. Markus and Sabine, our son and
daughter-in-law, will pick us up tomorrow morning to transport us back
to our condo. We so look forward to seeing them!
Today, I performed my last duties as net control for our informal “Northbound
Net.” Pacific Bliss is the first of our fleet of northbound
cruisers to arrive in San Diego. Now we will keep in touch by
phone rather than SSB. We formed the Northbound Net when we left Barro
Navidad, Mexico. Some members dropped out in Puerto Vallarta, where
they are spending the hurricane season, and others joined us at Cabo.
We had twelve vessels as part of our net from Cabo San Lucas to San
Diego: Finally, Quest, Emerald Star, Reaching Deep, Loon, Unencumbered,
Basta, Liberty Call, La Capriole, Scrimshaw, and Sundowner.
Their owners and crews have become part of our new circle of cruising
friends. We also look forward to the arrival of Er Nibs in San
Diego later in June.
We thank you, our readers, for the comments and suggestions you’ve
made to our website. We plan to add some stories-still unfinished.
We will continue to express our thoughts about cruising through
this site whenever we are inspired to do so. Watch this site to learn
how our warranty work and improvements to Pacific Bliss are proceeding
and when we will schedule Voyage 2. We still welcome your
comments to our Guestbook and Moments
of Bliss column! Write us now!