I go to Fry’s every May to find out what I’ve forgotten to bring so I’ll be better prepared for the rest of the summer.
Steve Carlson and Boris Alves joined me on the pleasant trip. We left the Harbor at 8am Friday, motoring over. About 8 foot swell’s made it interesting, and the sun came out ½ way to the island. One boat from Ventura Harbor was anchored when we arrived and another showed up before dusk.
Normally it takes about a week to get ready for the first trip and only two minor issues: I forgot to recharge the batteries in my handheld Garmin, but handled when we anchored. The other one could have been a lot worse. The knot tying the dinghy rope came undone while we were inside the boat late Saturday afternoon. Another boater had just anchored, noticed it drifting and brought it back, so “Minor Issue”. I’ll check knots more frequently and learn the eye splice.
Sunday started with me watching the Sun rise over the coastal fog bank, We left the anchorage about 8am, and ½ hour later had the motor off and sailed till the middle of the channel, then motor sailed the rest of the way.