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Arnold

RO# 12330

Posted - Nov 28 2011 :  18:06:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We are now in San Diego where we just finished the first stage of our boating trip from San Francisco to La Paz, Mexico, cruising the California and the Mexican coasts. We left San Francisco in mid morning for an overnight run to Morro Bay (about 190 nm) as the first stop. After Morro Bay, we stopped in Santa Barbara and Avalon on Santa Catalina Island before getting to San Diego. The total trip was about 480 nm. The weather was very nice except for one day when an unusual storm hit us between Santa Barbara and Catalina with winds up to 30 knots and waves to 9 feet.
The boat is a Carver 57. I realize that it is not an ocean going vessel but it was fine for coastal cruising even without stabilizers. We'll be leaving San Diego for Mexico in January to cruise the Sea of Cortez.


Leaving San Francisco


Approaching Morro Bay early in the morning


Entering Morro Bay Harbor


Docked at the Morro Bay Yacht Club


The huge missile silo at Vanderberg AFB


An oil rig on the Santa Barbara channel


Approaching Santa Barbara


Avalon on Santa Catalina Island


Dolphins following our boat


Approaching San Diego


Docked in San Diego at the Kona Kai marina

Arnold

Homeport: San Francisco, CA

Supsan

RO# 11978

Posted - Nov 28 2011 :  18:11:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very cool, thanks for sharing!


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getakey

RO# 32379



Posted - Nov 28 2011 :  18:27:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Awesome


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froggy3k

RO# 4247

Posted - Nov 28 2011 :  18:52:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WOW! I'm loving the pictures! The Morro Bay pic brings back a lot of memories. Keep the pics coming and have a safe and plesant journey!



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Maxwell

RO# 31042



Posted - Nov 28 2011 :  23:14:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for posting. Very neat trip! We get a lot of exposure to cruising the east coast here on BE, but not a lot of the pacific side. Keep the pictures coming!


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nwaring

RO# 16045

Posted - Nov 29 2011 :  05:32:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
+1

"Interlude"
87 Mainship 36DC
2006 22' Angler/225hp E-Tec

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caltexfla

RO# 14522

Posted - Nov 29 2011 :  05:43:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Arnold, brought back a lot of happy memories. It's all about the weather on that trip, moreso coming back up. Of course, after cruising around the Sea of Cortez for awhile, you might not want to bring the boat back! What's your next planned stop?


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Woodsong

RO# 20095

Posted - Nov 29 2011 :  05:54:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Awesome!! more pics!!!

~~Let's see...1987 Bayliner 4588 & 1995 Boston Whaler 17' Dauntless, and a few other water toys~~

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pdecat

RO# 842



Posted - Nov 29 2011 :  07:03:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
great, always wanted to make that trip. What speed are you running?

Bruce



Homeport: Gulf Coast FL Go to Top of Page

Cam

RO# 1558



Posted - Nov 29 2011 :  07:11:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a great trip. The waters down in La Paz are beautiful....Water can get a little snotty going around the arch at Cabo San Lucas, but you needn't worry. I see lots of boats like yours down there, all from the states. Enjoy your cruising. It is a once in a lifetime trip.

" If you think nobody cares, try missing a few payments " (author unknown)

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Live2Dive

RO# 13471

Posted - Nov 29 2011 :  08:24:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love your boat! Love the pics. Thanks.


Mark

Carver 530 Voyager
"Turtle Time"
Blazer Bay 1960
"But my chart plotter says the rock is over there..."


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Flutterby

RO# 14378

Posted - Nov 29 2011 :  11:45:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Have a wonderful trip and thanks for sharing the adventure with us! As I recall, you've done this trip before when your Carver was brand new. Happy Holidays and Feliz Navidad!



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rtribble

RO# 15208



Posted - Nov 29 2011 :  11:54:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great pictures, keep em comming!


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pdecat

RO# 842



Posted - Nov 29 2011 :  12:02:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Different conditions at Morro Bay



Bruce



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Arnold

RO# 12330

Posted - Nov 29 2011 :  17:30:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Morro Bay is where George C Scott's chartered 70' boat "Mojo" was struck by a huge wave in 1978. The boat was pratically pushed vertical and was severely damaged. The story goes that the Coast Guard closed the harbor but Scott insisted of getting out.



Arnold

Homeport: San Francisco, CA Go to Top of Page

pdecat

RO# 842



Posted - Nov 29 2011 :  19:38:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There was a pix of that but I couldent find it.

Bruce



Homeport: Gulf Coast FL Go to Top of Page

onthecreek

RO# 11208

Posted - Nov 29 2011 :  19:43:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



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FlyWright

RO# 3887

Posted - Nov 30 2011 :  00:07:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great stuff, Arnold. Great post...send more!!

Any problems buying clean fuel down there? How do the prices compare?


Al

1977 34 Californian LRC Trawler
2006 Achilles LEX-96 w/ Honda 2HP O/B

"Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.
Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day." Anonymous

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Arnold

RO# 12330

Posted - Dec 01 2011 :  18:20:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
FlyWright,
Diesel was $5.21 a gallon in Oakland and $3.93 a gallon in Santa Barbara. I expect diesel in Ensenada to be around $3.00 a gallon.


Arnold

Homeport: San Francisco, CA Go to Top of Page

frimodig53

RO# 29865

Posted - Dec 01 2011 :  19:30:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marina Coral Ensenada sold me 400 gals last weekend at 2.74


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froggy3k

RO# 4247

Posted - Dec 01 2011 :  19:59:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Holy ****!
85K in 70's money was high!

quote:
Originally posted by onthecreek






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pdecat

RO# 842



Posted - Dec 02 2011 :  05:42:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's the famous pix of Morro bay. amazing the boat survived and I cant imagine how they got back in even with a CG escort. IMO that is the best pix of the folly of leaving when the weather is iffy.

Bruce



Homeport: Gulf Coast FL Go to Top of Page

glenncal1

RO# 23116

Posted - Dec 05 2011 :  15:06:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Arnold- you are lucky you got past Catalina before the 80 mph Santana winds hit SoCal, Avalon harbor is not where you want to be when the Santana's are blowing hard.

Jim
Sonic 33 SE

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