We are now poised to baja bash it back to the good old US of A. Tomorrow at around 6 or 7 a.m. we pull out of the marina the same time as Captain Ivan and his two crew on a 60′ yacht. Captain Ivan is the boat Captain for the M/V MIO at Marina Costa Baja and today he starts his boat delivery service on this yacht to Ensenada. We just met the boat owner and I can’t remember boat name or owner name. Darn short-term memory.
Back at our old familiar dock, Marina San Jose de Cabo . Guests boats are generally assigned to P dock. We just cleared in and the same familiar happy smiling women in the office greet us. The container restaurant still looks inviting and I do recall having the best margaritas ever! Perhaps later.
Are all the office women menopausal or do they just love extremely cold air conditioning? Or, is it me? Outside the temperature is 80+ Cabo hot. This is even with the rainy cloudy all about.
Staff and I have a short conversation on marina differences. Let’s just say that at San Jose de Cabo and Marina Costa Baja they offer luxury accommodations to all cruisers. One exception is, you can’t legally paddleboard in both marinas. Why, for a reason that makes perfect Mexican sense. The marina doesn’t want looky loos, making their way around boats and possibly borrowing, or dare I say forever possessing any number of items scattered about on cruiser boats like say, a dinghy, outboard or any other items.
I still can’t get them to see why at San Jose de Cabo they charge $35 to empty your heads. Anywhere else it is free and highly encouraged. So, if pulling in to this marina, first dump your heads. If you are menopausal, refuge is shortly in hand or there is hope for you here.
On the sail or should I say motor sail down as there was not enough wind going our way; I immediately notice a big difference between a sailing catamaran and our trawler. Power Needs: This cat has a generator and our trawler does not but, I opted for a larger battery banks and a big inverter when I removed my generator. Our inverter powers the entire boat, plug right in just like you are tied to shore power.
Run anything, like a hair blower or electric coffee pots. We don’t need to start our engines to recharge for about three days. On this cat the inverter is so small it won’t run anything without first connecting to a small plug in personal inverter. I still can’t think of one good excuse for having a generator on board except for maybe A/C to keep menopausal women cool!
We are also loving the wi-fi!!! Costa Baja you suck! Marina San Jose de Cabo your wi-fi rocks!
Both marinas have great public beaches. San Jose de Cabo has better tasting margaritas. Yes, you can have sleepless nights on some restaurant partying nights at Marina Costa Baja where the music may play till 2, 3 or even 4 a.m. but, don’t get me wrong this is still a great marina.
You can’t plesase all of the people all of the time.
(Such a mean old man! Such a mean old man!) You know, from the Beatles!
Mean Mister Mustard sleeps in the park
Shaves in the dark trying to save paper
Sleeps in a hole in the road
Saving up to buy some clothes
Keeps a ten-bob note up his nose
Such a mean old man
Such a mean old man
His sister Pam works in a shop
She never stops, she’s a go-getter
Takes him out to look at the queen
Only place that he’s ever been
Always shouts out something obscene
Such a dirty old man
AND LIKE THE SONG SAYS; WE’RE GOING HOME!!