El Tiburon is safely tied up to the dock at the Morro Bay Yacht Club.
Good friends, warmer weather, beautiful scenery,
what's not to love about Morro Bay.
Judy Mae cruises by in her new Whitehall rowing dinghy.
Our visit has been what we expected, GREAT! However, we are headed further south towards the border in pursuit of warmer waters. So tomorrow, thankful for a good weather window, Darrell, Pat, Sparky and I will around Point Conception in the wee hours. We should arrive in Santa Barbara by early morning, giving us a full day to play. Martinis and oysters are planned with longtime Montecito friends, Chris and Connie, at Brophy's overlooking the harbor. It's good, very good, to be back aboard our El Tib enjoying the cruising life.
Judy's most excellent garden in Cayucos.
A view of the estuary from our yacht club (MBYC).
The weather has been tremendous. Seventy-nine degrees, not bad for January 6, unless you consider the long-term implications of the drought. Summer will be hard this year, if winter rains do not materialize soon. No one wants to talk about it, but it lurks in the background for everyone. The below picture was taken several months ago, it looks like a typical Morro Bay summer day.
Our local rock, and our friend Reg's tug in the foreground.
At 2pm tomorrow we head to Santa Barbara.
It looks F L A T and CA L M, for now.
It is usually a 17-hour trip.