"...Sailing north of Point Conception toward Monterey and beyond, Cabrillo
encountered a rugged, stormy coastline whose mountains were covered with
snow and ice. Strong winds and high surf and lack of places to anchor often
kept the sailors from going ashore to explore. During one storm near Cape
San Martin, the deck cargo from Victoria was lost overboard. After about a
month, the fleet turned south to spend the winter in the sheltered
anchorages in the Channel Islands..."
Wow, you guys still get all that snow, or have those days ended?
Windsurfing Club: http://www.ibscc.org
> Boaters go down all of the time in the Santa Barbara Channel...
> Pays to have a good chart and GPS with depth finder...
> Ready to rig up?...;-)
> Just imagine what it's like on the beeeeeg days at the J...
> When Greg calls, you always think twice before picking up...;-)
> You don't have to go very far offshore to find danger while boating...
> > I wonder how many innocent small craft boaters have plied into that
> > not realizing what was coming up. Of course, any sailor with one eye and
> > half a brain would see the shallows on a chart I suppose, but, how would
> > like to happen on such a site in your small boat by accident...
> > While working offshore, did you ever see such breaks?
> > Alan
> > --
> > Windsurfing Club: http://www.ibscc.org
> >>Park...the newest Santa Barbara tow in spot...