Santa Barbara Mission
19 September 2010
It is Sunday morning and we are waiting for you guessed it the fog to lift. We are planning to leave this morning and move a few miles down the coast, weather permitting.
Our stay in Santa Barbara has been wonderful, we have walked and walked and walked to, laundry, shopping, sight seeing and church.
Some quick updates, the AIS now works in the cockpit, thanks to Denny's suggestion of changing the baud rate internal to the AIS unit. This after the compnay experts said that it wouldnt work... but it does So now we have information in the cockpit about the where abouts of large ships, their name, course, and speed as well as the closest point of appproach.
We also got WEst Marine to exchange the obsolete map chip they had sold me with an updated version this has been an ongoing saga since Alemeda, with customer service, operations and four separatge stores involved, but we are good to go. My solar panels are now in my brother's garage for installation in San Diego, and I have installed the fans but not yet wired them.
We have about 3 weeks more of coastal California to explore, and then reprovision, install solar panels, in San Diego, and celebrate my Dad's 90 th birthday onboard later in October.
Check out the latest position in Santa Barbara