During Labor Day weekend, we sailed out to Santa Cruz Island (part of Channel Islands National Park) and spent two nights anchored in Prisoners Harbor. Big swells made the sailing exciting and the sleeping interesting. On Sunday, we took the dinghy to shore and went for a hike.
This cruise included a few “firsts”:
- Setting both bow and stern anchors, to keep the boat pointed into the swells
- Using our new grill, on which we cooked dinner both nights
- Seeing our anchors on the bottom, from the boat, through 25 feet of very clear water
On Monday morning we motorsailed back to Santa Barbara. We spent the afternoon together, enjoying town before Michelle left for a few more days of work in San Francisco.