We made our way into the pretty and busy San Diego Bay and had to figure out where to set up camp. There are a few anchorages in the bay that you can stay at for a maximum of 72 hours at time. But there is one that you can stay at for an extended period of time- A9, the cruisers’ anchorage.
Ventura is a charming beach town, with a mellow vibe and access to some of southern California’s most beautiful wilderness.
Our next major landmark was Point Conception, a notoriously challenging spot to sail around. Point Conception is a headland where the coastline cuts drastically eastward and is the natural division between Central and Southern California. This area is known for quickly changing conditions- strong winds, steep waves and fast currents that can come up without warning.
Well, we did it. We left. It was a long time coming. We’ve been planning this transition for seven years. That’s right, seven years!