Originally Posted by RedHerring
> Great! are you planning any stops between SF and SB?
Don't know yet. Is there anything worth stopping at?
Well, I have always wanted to stay at San Simeon, beautiful cove, huge and good protection/holding ground. You can catch a ride up to Hearst Castle! Most folks pass it by though of course because going south it's easy to just keep on going offshore
and keep the momentum to Point Conception. Morro Bay and Port San Luis (Pismo Beach area) around the corner are there if you need anything. Personally I'd plan on turning the corner at Point Conception and then stopping at Cojo Anchorage. I just think its beautiful there. But that is me. Admittedly it is often windy, but still gorgeous. It is easy to reach out to San Miguel Island from there, and if you were planning at all to visit San Miguel it is easier to do it from Conception. San Miguel has a very good anchorage, but it is often howling out there. If it is blowing only 20 or 25, I'd say go for it. Not many cruisers make it out there. If it is too breezy you can run down to Santa Rosa Island and stay at Becher's. The wind
often comes over the hill there into the anchorage but it's protected from swell and the holding ground is good. Santa Rosa is beautiful to visit and has some great, long, beaches. But if you want to keep going to Santa Cruz
, Forney Cove is one of my favorites, in fact it reminds me of Cojo, only wilder. If you decide to poke along the coast it is often calm enough to anchor
just about anywhere. Pretty common to come around the corner at Conception and switch from weather
gear, jackets and sweaters to shorts and short sleeve shirts. Ok that is more than I had planned to write, you can always PM me. Obviously I am itching to get back out there!