Since Newport, Oregon, the southbound boat Red Tail, a 42 foot Kady Krogan, has been shadowing us from about 8 miles behind. We've noticed them on AIS and yesterday we met at the docks. Trisha and Steve Vernon are out of Solvang, California and brought their boat up from Ventura for the summer. They seem like fine folks and we look forward to seeing them again on our journey south.
We had a grand dinner last evening with two Arcata locals. Jesse Almas and his gal Aubry visited us on the boat. Jesse is from San Luis Obispo and his folks are regular Wild Blue crew. They chauffeured us to a local favorite, formerly known as the F Street Cafe. We sipped wine at a nearby wine bar, then carried our bottle and glasses down a few doors to the restaurant. The seafood special was skate and we supplemented with oysters, margarita and house special pizzas. Jesse and Aubry are quite tuned into life in the area, are great conversationalists and gracious hosts..
Today we round Cape Mendocino at about 9 am. The ocean still looks good at 7 am.
|Our guiding light down Humboldt Bay this morning|
|False Cape Rock is about 4 miles before the real Cape Mendocino|
|Ocean swell mixed with some wind.|
Cruising downwind off Cape Mendocino.
|Gray, fin or humpback? That is the question.|
|About six large whales (a pod?) came quite close to the hull.We scrambled|
to get photos. The were LARGE!
|Willie is planning a dinner for us in Bodega. Wonder what it could be?|
Seems we have friends in every port. Chatted on the phone and waved to Mike Rogers and Kath Donovan while they stood on the bluff of their town of Mendocino. These two are old friends from Alex's first computer job in Southern California. They are having dinner tonight in one of the homes overlooking this cove.
Cheers....... see you tomorrow.
|Point Francisco Light House|
|Mendocino from the ocean.|
|Little River Beach|
|The Little River Inn has speedy free wi-fi that covers the anchorage.|
|Sunset over Little River anchorage.|