Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Long Passage to Santa Barbara and Sunshine!

With the weather window closing in on us we decide to leave Morro Bay at midnight on Tuesday/Wednesday to arrive in Santa Barbara late Wednesday afternoon. This was a big trip for us.  Our longest so far and we were passing around Pt Conception, which can be a bad experience if the weather isn’t right.  I must admit, I was a little nervous about this passage. We left Morro Bay in the dark and headed out to sea. We saw a couple of dolphins jumping in the bow wake and a whale’s hugh splash about 100 yards from the boat. Once the sun came up, we saw the oil derricks off the coast of Santa Barbara and put the sails up.  Luckily, we picked a good time for the trip and had small waves and 15 to 20 kt winds that pushed us right in. Santa Barbara is beautiful, sunny and warm. I think we will stay here for a while.
Leaving Morro Bay

Oil Derrik

Santa Barbara
Sunshine in Santa Barbara
Rick gets a chance to clean the boat

1 comment:

  1. We love Santa Barbara - be sure to eat at Brophy Brothers on the wharf. Love their Ciopinno!