First Stop Santa Barbara
We’re underway, headed to Santa Barbara, as I post this blog.
Our weather revealed itself in its entirety three days ago. Yikes! Now what is it we do to voyage?
We refueled this morning. Wow! This is the most we’ve ever paid for diesel. $3.69 plus tax/per gallon, and we bought 207 gallons. You do the math. Yes, I expressed my shock. The fellow at the dock said, “Is this your annual refueling?” No! And it isn’t the last one of the year either…where did all the $2.00 diesel go…no, don’t tell me – I know.
We were ready a couple months ago, and so much of the process was done, and so now when it’s time to go, there was little to do – I hope! Everything got stowed – I hope!! I will be listening for bumps and clinks just in case.
This little 2 1/2 hour cruise works as a nice shake down cruise after sitting at the dock for four months and doing many preventative maintenance projects. All is well.
Seas are flat with a slight swell, no wind to speak of, and there is lots of sea life checking us out. In fact a whale just crossed our bow. It was black – is this a good or bad sign??
A great day for departure!
Underway at First Light
We get underway at first light tomorrow. We should round Point Conception no later than noon.
Stay tuned for updates as time and connections allow.