After twelve days, Gary and I arrived in Ensenada at 6:30 am in a bit of a fog since our last leg required two overnights. Luckily the wind and current were calm so we just glided into our slip without waking anyone up. We were happy our journey from Mazatlan to Ensenada was over but also felt really good that we made the 900+ miles by ourselves. At twelve days this was our longest voyage yet.

After coffee, a nap, a quick boat wash and showers (not necessarily in that order) we headed out to stretch our legs and get something to eat before crashing for the night. Lesson #1, restaurants close on Monday’s. No cruise ship in port should have tipped us off. So we settled on a pizza place that makes Papa Johns in California look good where they served warm margarita’s that tasted a lot like a lemon soda. Even though the pizza cook ran out to get ice, the portions were rationed. Gary got three cubes, I got none. We were the only two in the restaurant. Were they expecting a rush on icy drinks later?! Not a great start but we are never ones to pass judgement too quickly.

Ensenada is pretty much contained in this one area and our marina sits right off of town. Hallelujah, no shuttles, taxis or busses unless we go to a big box store. We can get fresh produce, fish and have several grocery stores nearby. Exactly what we were hoping for.

There are many, many restaurants right here and surprisingly good given that a cruise ship is in port four days a week. With the cruise ships gone by 6 pm, locals are the main dinner crowd. We have been making the rounds picking out our favorites. And drumroll please…… we have a brewpub! A brewery right outside of town makes IPA’s, amber and red ales and has a brewpub right near us with pub food and all. You can only eat so many tacos 🙂

So much to explore yet. We have four months so no rush. Maybe I can talk Gary into a scooter LOL.

Ensenada Fish Market.  Shrimp, clams, octopus...... heaven

Ensenada Fish Market. Shrimp, clams, octopus…… heaven

And row upon row of fresh fish.

And row upon row of fresh fish.

Fish taco stands outside the fish market.

Fish taco stands outside the fish market.

Great selection of fish and so fresh.

Great selection of fish and so fresh.

Fair winds,
Cindy