The Log of Indiscipline III
Cruise 2004 - August 1 through 23, 2004
|Indiscipline is ready to go and loaded for 2
weeks at sea!
Plan - Mission Bay to Oceanside, then Dana Point.
Santa Barbara Island.
Pickup family in San Pedro (port of Los Angeles)
Catalina 2 Harbors
Drop off family and make my way home.
2 weeks, 325 miles, 62.5 hours underway, mostly singlehanded.
|Day 1, Mission Bay to Oceanside, 35 miles to windward, lets go!|
|Oceanside Harbor and our guest slip across from the Jolly Roger.|
|Walking on the beach with my crew for the day, Heidi.|
|Oceanside Beach and harbor entrance.|
|Its a great place to fly a kite.|
|Karen and Amy joined us for dinner (we're only 30 miles from home).|
|How about this little passagemaker?|
|Sunset over Oceanside, end of Day 1.|
|The loyal crew saw me back to the boat and then I was on my own!|
|Day 2 started with a 25 mile solo passage to Dana Point, our former home port. Karen and the kids joined me again for dinner at Beach Cities Pizza.|
|Day 3 was the 50 mile solo passage to
Catalina. Mostly motor sailing, I was able to sail the last 10
Although I could see the island the whole way, here's my first clear view about 15 miles out.
Calm seas? No sailing in these waters!
|Indiscipline headed in to anchor below Long Point.|
|Fair protection in 35 feet of water, it got pretty bumpy and rolly in the early evening! Glad I had the stabilizers!|
|I was holed up just a few miles north of Avalon.|
|Perhaps someday those condos would make a
nice retirement home. When a sailor is ready to come home from the
sea, and "swallow the anchor".
Meanwhile I did not touch land or talk to another human being for 2 days.
|DAY 4 started out gray, with light
winds. Its the day for my circumnavigation of Catalina Island under
I motored past Avalon, deciding I had enough fuel and ice (bad decision on the ice!)
|Headed around the rugged East end, in early morning gray.|
|The backside of Catalina is rugged and empty.|
|I tacked in to check out this little cove.|
|In settled weather, there are lots of good anchorages under Ben Weston Point. Looks like great diving and fishing. Maybe next year.|
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