We left Smugglers Cove, Santa Cruz Island on 14 October 2007. in
clear, cool, overcast skies. Hopeing for a lovely sail, we got it.
Cindy and I hoisted the main and set the big kevlar reacher, averaging
about 7 knots, we sailed almost the entire distance to little Santa
Barbara Island, 42 miles Southwest of Marina del Rey. Santa Barbara
is the second smallest of the Channel Islands to Anacapa and except
for San Nicholas, (The Island in the Scott Odell book, \”Island of the
Blue Dolphins\”), the most remote. Santa Barbara Island was no
stranger to us as we had been there on three previous occassions. We
show a few photos of our arrival in the gallery \”2007 – Catalina &
Santa Barbara Islands\”. This was to be just an overnight stop enroute
to Catalina. Despite the cool fall weather, a great sail was our
reward for the previous weeks cold and blustery conditions.