Ok. So I am going to make this my plan.
I'm going to get started may first(ish) and practice in BC. Around July I will head
down to California. Once I get going I can decide which route is better for me offshore or close to shore. I may even mix it up depending on weather.
I like California. I feel better in California. I can do this. Good boat. Well found. Will get to know it and make it more well found in the early summer.
I have a list of things I want to do to it. I'm trying to prioritize them all now.
I'm trying to elevate my sailing level. I'm working up to being a singlehanded blue water
sailor. I wrote a post earlier about sailing to Hawaii
and I may not be ready now but maybe by the time I get to California I will be. Or I can spend some time there or go to Baja.
For all you California sailors, I know one of the best things about the PNW is that you can anchor
almost anywhere. What places south of the golden gate would you recommend and good places to spend a week or two. I like to anchor more than stay in marinas
. I've read about some and I don't want to offend as I'm not saying I'm any better than anyone else, but I'm not sure I would be comfortable in grungy liveaboard
anchorages. I had hear one reason California doesn't let too much anchoring
go on is because perhaps non sail able vessels take up permanent residence there. I would rather anchor amongst other active sailors and cruisers. So which places are like that?
Places I want to see the most are:
Monterey or Carmel
Anywhere south of big sur and north of point conception
I realize that pretty much everywhere. Should I mention I want to stop at the Channel Islands and Catalina
? Lol. Ok. I guess I REALLY want to do this. I just want to blow past Washington and oregon
. And NCal.