Category Archives: Cruising Southern California

Oceanside and San Diego

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The Oceanside sign visible upon entering behind the breakwater was a welcome sight. Oceanside’s entrance is a little like Morro Bay: if there is any sort of swell at all, the breakwater causes a type of surf “point break” just … Continue reading

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Catalina Island

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On Wednesday, October 8, we sailed 33 nautical miles in 8 1/2 hours over from the mainland to Two Harbors on Catalina Island. The wind started out light but picked up to over 20 knots in the afternoon, making it … Continue reading

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Marina del Rey and Venice

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On Sunday, October 5, we left Paradise Cove and motored in no wind for a few hours to arrive at Marina Del Ray, a large marina owned by the City of Los Angeles, a mile away from the Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Four nights at anchor at Santa Cruz Island and Malibu

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On October 1, we finally pulled ourselves away from the lovely Santa Barbara to enjoy some time “on the hook” and “off the grid.” Our friends on Andante, a gorgeous 50-foot trawler, had been anchored at Santa Cruz Island a … Continue reading

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Santa Barbara

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We arrived in Santa Barbara in late afternoon of September 24.  It is wonderful.  We are spending another week here, waiting out the big swells from a northern storm before we plan our next move. Our trip so far: The … Continue reading

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