The Santa Ana winds were up, so we lingered a day longer than planned in Marina del Rey. James used the day to go to the banjercito at the Mexican Consulate to get the TIP (Temporary Import Permit) which would allow us to bring Rejoice into Mexico. This turned out to be a cosmically perfect decision, as it turns out that a prior owner of the boat did not cancel the TIP they got in 2005 and this was not, in fact, made moot by its expiration in 2015 as we'd thought. Having to get an old TIP cancelled such a frequent snafu and so lousy to untangle that once a year, the man who handles this in Mexico City travels around the US to a few banjercitos to offer this service. We learned on a Monday of this TIP issue, which could cause weeks of delay or thousands of dollars in expenses if we waited to handle it when we got to Mexico. But the Magic Man with the Magic TIP-cancelling power was going to be in Sacramento for his two days of the year THAT Thursday and Friday! THANK YOU UNIVERSE.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://gettingfr.ee/2018/10/29/marina-del-rey-to-san-diego/