My SMB was on The Sea of Cortez

When people ask what my favorite place to sail is, I tell them it is The Sea of Cortez.  It's uncrowded, beautiful, with warm water and good sailing breezes.  It's only a couple of hours from Southern California, it's another country, and, it's just something you have to experience.  Swim with Whale Sharks, Manta Rays, explore, eat well....

 My Santana Mariners Bag at the Candalero anchorage on Espiritu Santo

My Santana Mariners Bag at the Candalero anchorage on Espiritu Santo

 At the nav station on the Dufour 455

At the nav station on the Dufour 455

 Approaching Nopolo

Approaching Nopolo

 Heading South down the San Jose Channel

Heading South down the San Jose Channel

My SMB was going California Cruising, with the School of Sailing and Seamanship

I really like this trip.  Each year we depart the School of Sailing and Seamanship in Newport Beach for a 9 day voyage at the end of August.  Leg 1 has us stopping at Catalina, Santa Barbara Island, Santa Cruz, and then Santa Barbara Harbor.  Leg 2 takes us to San Miguel Island, Santa Cruz, Catalina, and then home to Newport Beach.

 It's just one of the essential items on the trip

It's just one of the essential items on the trip