November 19, 2006
After signing and documenting the purchase of the boat and dropping off Broker Nick back on shore I headed out to open water and set a course for Mexico. Leaving San Pedro California passing downtown Long Beach and Newport Beach.
November 20, 2006
Well after motoring (decided not to sail due to extreme fog) 22 hours later, I arrived in Ensenada Mexico. Checked in with port authorities and went off to establish a slip location for my boat’s new home.
November 21, 2006
I found a slip for Joyful Path in a marina called, Puerto Salina Marina. I plan on staying here probably until I can go cruising in ~2015.
Well I’ve had Joyful Path in her home port, Puerto Salina Marina, for over a year now. I go down to customize, upgrade, maintain and occasionally go sailing as often as I can. This newer marina provides excellent amenities; accessibility, security and affordability. The environment is perfect for my home away from home.
May 19, 2008
Due to increasing slip costs in Mexico and increased availablity of slips in Los Angeles, I decided to move The Path back to So Cal. I went down May 17th to prep her for the voyage up, with all systems checked out and exit paperwork complete, I pushed off May 19th bound for San Deigo’s Shelter Island. The seas and wind were against me so some 13 hours later I was tying off at Shelter Island’s Harbor Police Dock and awaited the arrival of the Customs Officer.
May 24, 2008
With improved conditions by the 24th I pressed on from San Diego to Catalina Island, Avalon Harbor.