Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Oct 15 to 22

What can we say about Port San Luis, it is so picturesque. We have a lovely white sand beach, dolphin swimming and jumping around the boat. While sea otters are floating on their backs as they fill up on sea urchins and sea cucumbers. The sea lions and seals keep swimming by for a quick snack on the fish the below. But they do not stick around to rest or sleep which is fine with us as we had enough of thier barking and baying while in Monterey. Both boats agree that it feels like we are somewhere exotic.

They offer a free water taxi which Lynn and I used to see the town of Port San Luis. We really should have filled up our dingy and tryed a surf landing here. Oh well guess we will practise once we get to Mexico.

We left at 6:00am on Oct 15 thank goodness for radar. While we were asleep we had a few more boats come in and anchor behind us and right in the clear pass we had planned to use to leave by. We are heading for Cojoh anchorage which is just past Point Conception. The locals refer to this point as the Cape Horn of Pacific it was a pussy cat to us. We had all heard that the weather gets warmer and the seas settle down once you pass this point; boy was everyone right about that.

We spent 3 days in Santa Barabara, they have a trolley that runs all direction in the city for only .25cents. We found that almost ever type of store was within walking distance of the bus route. With this in mind we did a major restocking here. We met a few other boats that did the same thing. This means San Diego will not be that big of a rush to find items.

We are tied up in Venture at the Venture yacht club. We were only going to stay 3days but even though the marine weather did not call it we are having Santa Anna winds that are blowing at 30-40 knots. Really strange cause at 7:00am it was calm and by 8:30 they had blown in. Around Noon the marine weather picked up the wind and gave a warning. Looks like we might be here till Friday

Hoping are next stop is Newport where Lynn and I will go to Disenyland, Universal studios and either Knotts Berry Farm or Lego Land. Hmm I'm thinking we should have the grandkids with us for these stops.