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Friday, November 15, 2013

Puerto Salina Marina, Baja, Mexico

Stopped by Puerto Salina yesterday and checked it out.  It's about midway between San Diego and Ensenada.  It has the makings of a really great marina but at the moment it has a very big "PROBLEMA!"  The entrance has shoaled up and boats cannot enter or leave.  Possibly on a very high tide and calm sea conditions a boat of about a six foot draft could come and go.  Problem is is that if you left and the wind came up and breakers started breaking on the shoal water you would be stuck outside.  If ever a marina felt like a "ghost town", this was it.  However it was a dreary week day afternoon and not much was going on.  Man on deck of the pretty schooner is Jean Bonhoure a famous chef from Maxim's of Paris.  He's landlocked and says dredging of the channel is supposed to start in the next few months.  If ever a schooner wanted to serve as an icebreaker, his lovely yacht would fit the bill. You can see flags on poles where the real shallow water is but one must assume it is EVERYWHERE.  The White's Cove harbormaster (Catalina Island) stayed the whole winter at Pureto Salina 2 years ago and totally enjoyed it.  A totally laid back, off the beaten track kinda place with lots of nice people.  Hopefully they'll get it dredged and make it a safe harbor.  It would be great to have a place to run to on the boring run from Pt. Loma to Ensenada........ Buenas dias.... Ernesto  P.S.  Jean has that ketch with the for sale sign on it SERIOUSLY for sale.  Kinda looks like a CT-42 but a little bigger.  Asking price 40K but when a guy owns two boats and they are in a harbor you can't get out of, Jean might just be open to an offer???  Number on the card he gave me 613-105-2307 or 954-592-1261

1 comment:

  1. Ernie can you please verify the phone numbers or give me an email for jean. Thanks.