Today’s to-do list:
- Getting a 1-year fishing license
- Walk to Smart and Final and see what they have.
- Drop the tiller off at Baja Naval and get it stripped, epoxy base coat then five coats of varnish. It’s the first project I’ve outsourced, so I don’t mind the cost ($150). That’s my justification, but the God’s honest truth is I would never be satisfied with how it would turn out if I did it in the cockpit here at the dock.
- Contact a canvas shop and ask about getting a couple weather clothes made for the cockpit, and a larger one for moving around for shade.
Got everything done by noon, so now I’m having lunch at El Corralito Restaurant, which I’d give a score of 5/5. An XL carnitas burrito and two Bohemias for 180 pesos (less than $10!). I won’t be able to finish it, so I’ll take half back to the boat for an appetizer. I am making rice and beans in the thermos, and I’m going to experiment with making hardtack in the solar oven.
PS – The WiFi password at El Corralito is margaritas.
Tracey DiVita said:
Hi John, it’s your old slip neighbors Tracey & Nicole from Shelter island. I’ve been following your progress, we’re very happy you made it safely to Ensenada. Stay strong and let us know if we can be of assistance.