We interrupt “blog time” to bring you a “real time” announcement”¦ Yesterday, April 21st, 2009, at 1730 Pacific time, we officially completed our world wide circumnavigation! No, we aren’t back in San Diego yet. We are in Ensenada, Mexico, but since we have been to Ensenada on Kosmos before, we technically “tied the knot” when we arrived here.
We plan to complete our San Diego to San Diego World Circumnavigation on Saturday, May 2. Several people have said they would like to see us physically pull into San Diego, so we are going to have a “Welcoming” at the public dock on Coronado Island, which is behind the restaurant named Peohe’s at 1210 First Street, Coronado, CA 92118. Our welcoming is not associated with Peohe’s, so don’t wander in there looking for us, come right out to the dock.
We should be arriving to the dock around 10:00 am, depending on how long it takes to clear customs. We plan to stay at the dock about two hours or so. This is not a party there won’t be food or drinks. It is not an open house, either we won’t be giving tours or rides on board Kosmos. But we will visit with everyone who comes out to welcome us home. We are excited to see our friends and family again on that day, and looking forward to meeting any blog readers who may decide to come out.
We know, we know”¦ you probably want to know why the blog says we are in Dominica when we are really in Ensenada. Think about it logically. We write a journal entry every day, but we only post 5 days a week. Over the 2 years, we have fallen progressively farther behind real time.
But wait”¦ now that you are done, will the blog postings stop? No, we’ll continue to post our daily journal in “blog time” through to the end of the trip, so you have several more months worth of posts to look forward to. And there are some good stories coming up! For example our trip through the Panama canal, white water rafting in Costa Rica, anchoring in 40 knot winds in Nicaragua, eating tacos pastor in Huatulco, our trip summary, and many more.