Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Santa Rosa Island

Sunday morning, the wind rose again, so we were glad to move along to the next island in the chain, Santa Rosa. While raising the anchor, the chain fouled in the hawsepipe, and broke the chain guide off the windlass, adding another item to our "to do" list before continuing on to Mexico. We gave the north coast of Santa Rosa a wide berth, as we could see breakers arcing up 50 feet or more from the cliffs. The anchorage at Bechers Bay was much calmer than at San Miguel, but the surge from the large swells made it impossible to land the dinghy, so we just rested and enjoyed the first sunny afternoon since leaving Monterey.

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