Posted by: Sailing Camelot | September 13, 2010

Goodbye Santa Barbara

Another boaters dinghy with a trespasser

Today, we say goodbye to Santa Barbara and sail to the Northern Channel Islands of Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa. The weather here has been up and down. Fog at night and sunny 70 degrees in the daytime with winds 10-15 knots. Should be a great sail to our first destination of Smuggler’s Cove on Santa Cruz Island. 

Out for a dinghy ride of the Santa Barbara Pier

While in Santa Barbara we explored the downtown and its shops. A good thing about living on board a boat is when you buy something, something has to come off, so no purchases for us. Yesterday we did our first grocery shopping without a car. Rode the electric trolley from the Harbor to Trader Joe’s for .25 cents each, not a bad deal.  We also discovered that your shopping habits are directly influenced by the weight of the items you are purchasing.

Lori's bread machine and her first loaf

While in the harbor, Lori went nuts with her bread machine and made two loaves of bread and mixed several balls of dough for baking later. I see focaccia in my near future…

Today we head for the Northern Channel Islands (Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa Islands). We plan on spending 5-6 nights at anchor and then heading over to the Channel Islands Marina in Oxnard, CA next weekend. No internet or phones in the Channel Islands, so don’t worry if you don’t hear from us.

File:Californian Channel Islands map en.png


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