I think this photo pretty much says it all. Getting up close and personal with the humpbacks off the Cali coast.
Woohoo! South of Point Conception! We experienced everything on the way from Monterey; dead calm, light breeze, ideal sailing, heavy breeze, a friendly bump from a humpback whale and several memorable passages of major points of land along the California coast. Sirena Gorda and I arrived last night at around 9:30 pm, sailing right into the anchorage and setting anchor. I moved the boat and re-anchored this morning to get closer to the surf, which I hit at 9 AM after a cup of coffee.
As I write this (1 pm), i’m back on the boat and it’s gusting to 30 knots with increasingly large swell moving in. If I could retrieve the anchor and sail to Santa Barbara right now, I probably would, but without a windlass