Wednesday, October 5, 2011
At Anchor in the Channel Islands - 10/5/2011
After a nice 2-day passage from Monterey, we arrived here at uninhabited San Miguel, northernmost of the Channel Islands. It's one of the prettiest harbors we've seen so far, and we have it all to ourselves. Rode out some iffy weather last night and are waiting for it to clear. A large herd of enormous elephant seals on the beach sounds like a PA system that's been commandeered by a passel of twelve year-olds holding a belching contest. What wildness here, so close and yet so far from the huge cities nearby to the east. We'll roam the islands for awhile and then head for the mainland.