Back in the US!
02 June 2012 | San Diego, CA
The trip from Ensenada to San Diego was uneventful…in other words, a nice way to end what was not an overly fun BASH. A huge pod of dolphins came to wish us farewell and I finally got a decent photo of them!
The trucker we are using to haul KIST back to Bellingham is scheduled to be here on June 18th and the mast is being pulled on the 15th. That gives Kevin the weekend to prepare the boat for the road trip north. We’ve found dock space at a fairly reasonable price in San Diego terms for a couple of week so now we are concentrating on ‘the return’. Cars, jobs, connecting.
Trip by the numbers:
5084 –Miles logged on KIST since August 4, 2011. The day we put her in the water with a running engine, systems intact, and sails installed.
603 –Miles hand steering due to the autopilot belt breaking. This amounted to roughly 96 long hours.
250 –Days of our midlife adventure. We left the dock in Bellingham on Sept 21, 2011 and reached the dock in San Diego on May 28, 2012.
53 –Degrees. The lowest temperature we recorded was off the coast of Washington on September 27 as well as on the return trip off the coast of Baja California Sur on May 12 at 4:00 am.
38 – Humidity reading on April 18 in Honeymoon Cove, the lowest reading we saw.
7—Fish caught by Kevin. I’d also guess that was the number of times I complained about the smell and mess of fish preparation. Kevin says he saw me stomp my foot one time and said ‘ah man’ when I poked my head out in the cockpit and realized he caught another fish.
1 – Dinghy race won.
Countless—wonderful people we met along the way, from fellow cruisers to the Mexicans of Baja California and the Pacific Mainland. Thanks to all for making this experience memorable.