Originally Posted by Bash
We got blown out of Stillwater Cove in a gale, and decided to up anchor
at 0200h and head
south for Morro Bay. Spent the entire next day surfing 14' swells with just the storm jib
. When we got close to MB the following night, the Coast Guard issued a pan-pan saying that the harbor bar was breaking and that they'd closed the harbor.
Turning into Port of San Luis we had the same experience as the OP. Fog lifted right at the moment we entered the channel. Most glorious stars I ever saw.
I have always thought that Port San Luis is/was one of the best harbors on the Central Coast if one wants to keep a boat on a mooring
. I don't know whether it is still there but there used to be a restaurant on the Pier, the Old Port Inn ("OPI"), that made the most incredible Clam Chowder and Oyster
Stew. One of our neighbor's worked there and she'd occassonally bring home a couple of paper tubs of the "left overs" at the end of her shift as they were going to discard it anyway so gave it to the staff. Of couse, coming from the bottom of the pot it was invariably loaded with Clams/Oysters etc. Loved the stuff. The OPI really made sailing out of Port San Luis a treat at the end of the day.