Ensenada, Mexico (Briefly)April 28, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C
So I trust you all did your homework on Azipod Thrusters and learned that they are marine propulsion units with steerable gondolas or pods.
Well, during regular maintenance of the propellers before we were scheduled to leave Hawaii, Eurodam divers discovered a HUGE commercial fishing net completely entangled on one of the Thrusters. They were able to remove the net but with closer inspection it was determined that a seal was broken and was leaking.
Long story short - we were not in any danger but repairs need to be made. We stopped for about an hour in Ensenada, Mexico - some paperwork and immigration stuff but not long enough for a shore excursion - and are now headed for San Diego to start the repairs.
We will disembark there tomorrow morning, walk across the street, pick up our car and head north.
The adventure continues.
P. S. We sure will miss our cabin steward's daily towel animals. Ayu really outdid herself today.Read more