|Avalon casino looking good, as ususal|
Making the jump from Catalina to Santa Cruz Island takes some planning, as it is a long day of sailing. Make sure you're weather window is clean. The winds can get strong coming down from Point Conception.
We left Two Harbors at 3 am, then sailed North all day and arrived in Smuggler's Cove on Santa Cruz Island just as the sun was setting.
|Heading north, leaving Catalina Island in our wake.|
We sailed close enough to see detail on Anacapa Island. I am regretting that we didn't attempt to anchor and explore Anacapa, but she will be waiting for us next time.
|Tacking past Anacapa Island|
Despite the electrial problems I was dealing with on my sailboat, I was beyond stoked to drop anchor in Smuggler's Cove on Santa Cruz Island. The sun was beaming and we had nothing to do for the next few days except explore the island.
|A beautiful Westsail 32 anchored next to us in Smugler's Cove|
For more detail on sailing logistics (distance, time required per leg of trip) for this journey, please see my recent post.