The Baja Ha-Ha’s Grand Poobah keeps coming up with great photos of Ha-Ha’s past and sent us the shots below. And if you’ve ever done a ‘big’ provisioning run, you’ll have an idea of what it was like for the crew below to stock up on food for their sail into Mexico.
The Baja Ha-Ha celebrates cruising everywhere in Mexico … including the big Costco run in San Diego before heading across the border.
Provisioning for 14 crew for 10 days may sound as though it was a chore, but doing it with dear friends always made it a blast. With so many crew throwing ‘last minute’ items into the carts, we always had enough food to last us through the season. But it was worth it. We miss it sooooo much.
To anyone and everyone who ever did any of the 25 Ha-Ha shopping runs with us on Big O, Gitana, or Profligate, we miss you and love you. And we include those wonderful ones, such as the great Johnny Portfolio, who are no longer with us.
If you’re keen to join the fun, the Baja Ha-Ha Rally Committee is confident that, with upcoming COVID-19 vaccines and other health measures worldwide, the Baja Ha-Ha Rally will return in 2021. Signups will begin in May and the start is planned for November 1, 2021. Keep an eye out for updates!