We sailed from Friday Harbour, WA, down to Baja
Calif, La Paz.
That's what you wanted, right? People who have actually done the leg?
Strongly recommend the book by George M. Benson
as it was written with small boats in mind, doing coastal sailing. Anchor
out just about every night during the trip, if you like. Check WXR on the VHF
and other sources - wait for a weather window before doing the next jump. We are glad we had his book.
That coast can be, and is, dangerous at times. But do not be discouraged by talk of shipwrecks or pictures of harrowing bar-crossings. Pick your wxr window carefully. Example: We sat on anchor
for a week in Coos Bay, OR, waiting for proper wxr before heading further south.
Get your sea charts
. Print a copy of the tides for as many places along the coast as you might visit. (Tides and wxr make the river bars dangerous - or not bad at all.)
That's for a small boat you've indicated you'll buy. Gives you some hide away holes. Some folk just get 30 miles or so off shore and make it in one long leg.