Friday, June 21, 2024

Baja Bash Complete!

San Diego, CA

Intermezzo's happy captain and crew upon arrival in San Diego

Intermezzo's Baja Bash is over! We pulled into the San Diego public dock at 8:30am this morning ending the second leg of my voyage back to San Francisco.  We sailed 816nm from Los Cabos over 12 days, including three lay days waiting for a weather window in Man O' War Cove. We burned a lot of diesel fuel.

The trip from Ensenada was uneventful, a patch of mild bashing along the way but otherwise relatively comfortable. We cleared into the United States effortlessly using the Customs and Border Patrol's "Roam" app which notified me on my phone that my trip was approved and the three of us onboard are cleared to enter the US. Arnstein and Jimmy had breakfast and then headed to the airport, Jimmy to fly home, Arnstein to pick up a rental car and drive to Ventura to deliver another boat to San Francisco.

All-in-all it was a good trip, better than I had imagined. We bashed some, but Arnstein timed our passages successfully to minimize pain. Jimmy earned his place among the top crew members who have sailed on Intermezzo. Nothing broke on the boat, nobody was injured, we ate well, we got along well with each other.

I'll take a short break here before leaving on the third and final leg of my San Francisco Bash on June 27th. We've covered over 1,500nm since leaving Puerto Peñasco on May 8th, click here to see our track. Roughly another 440nm to go.

I'm going to take a long walk and stop at a pub to enjoy a craft beer along the way. It will feel good to stretch my legs and be off the boat for a spell.  The weather is beautiful, sunny with a cool breeze.