Spent a wenter in Ventura, waiting for parts
from down under for my windless and then just hanging out around the islands..
Something to think about, get rid of that idea "liveaboard" and call yourself a cruiser.. Many marinas
dont allow "liveaboards" but we've gone in right after someone was turned down as a liveaboard
and said we were cruisers and just passing through and were allowed to stay as much as 90 to 120 days.. we pay for the 90 days (3 months) up front and often negociate the fees
, when you mention liveaboard
they have this idea that you're moving in and setting up flower pots and plants on the dock
, including the pink flamingo.
But if you say you're a cruiser and pay up-front, they know when you're leaving and they already have your money
.. When you leave, they smile and welcome you back your next time around.
For 7 years now, we've been harbor hopping up and down the west coast
, spending two to three months in one place and then move on..
For a couple years we jumped around the SanFrancisco area staying in one marina and then another, moving every couple to 3 months..
And the great thing about it....you dont pay a liveaboard fee in most places..
Back to Santa Barbara, meet a few people that would hang out in the anchorage until a storm would come in and then head
for the harbor for a couple nights in a guest slip..
we've also seen storms come through and the whole anchorage ended up on the beach the next morning..
boat drug his anchor once and picked up everyone else along the way to the beach..
we also found a place to anchor one night, behind the breakwater but not in the harbor in Ventura..