Sailing the Seas on Jade Dragon

Being delayed by a year after "Miramar", an 80 foot wooden ketch owned by Paul Scripps of San Diego, slammed into our boat causing extensive damage, we are finally good as new and doing last minute preparations for our first journey south to Mexico

08 November 2011 | Ensenada
31 October 2011 | Phoenix
30 October 2011 | San Diego
27 October 2011 | Catalina Harbor
22 October 2011 | Ventura Harbor
20 October 2011 | Ventura Ca
03 October 2011

In Mexico

08 November 2011 | Ensenada
Clear and Chilly
We left San Diego Harbor around 1:30 a.m. on Monday, November 7 and arrived in Ensenada Harbor around 2 p.m. that afternoon. It was a slow ride down in 12 foot swells much of the way and a slight head wind. We were able to do a little bit of sailing the last hour or so, but still had to motor to get us into the harbor before it got too late.

Check in was a breeze, other than the fact of the FUBAR making things a bit busy. I recommend that anyone that is planning on cruising Mexico, get all of your paperwork done ahead of time and then check in here at Ensenada customs. After that you will be clear for most ports throughout Mexico.

We got a slip at Cruiseport Village Marina for a couple of nights and will be heading out tomorrow to head further south. In the meantime we are enjoying our time in Ensenada.

We went for a kayak paddle around the harbor and watched a huge cruiseship come into dock. Very impressive!
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Vessel Name: Jade Dragon
Vessel Make/Model: Vagabond 47
Hailing Port: Phoenix AZ
Crew: Bill & Mary Silvestri
About: Both of us are USCG licensed boat captains. We share the passion of sailing on the open sea and experiencing the peace and solitude that is difficult to find on land anymore. Watching the sunset on the horizon is an amazing sight that never gets old.
Extra: Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do rather than the things that you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the tradewinds in your sails. Explore - Dream - Discover Mark Twain
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Here are pictures of the majority of our living space.
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Created 20 October 2011

Who: Bill & Mary Silvestri
Port: Phoenix AZ