Another Norther at Isla Coronados
26 February 2020
We have only gotten out to the anchorages a few times this winter, but every time we have we’ve made a beeline for the south side of Isla Coronados because every time there has been a Norther coming.
It is that time of year and the Northers are well forecast so we just look for a day with light winds to motor north and tuck in behind the old volcano. The wind still blows but we are close enough in towards shore there isn’t the fetch to build up the waves so it’s a pretty comfortable ride.
Our first day here we took advantage of the calm sunny day and took a refreshing swim around the boat knowing that once the cold north winds kicked in we wouldn’t want to be getting in the water.
Riding out a norther feels a lot like being on an ocean passage with the sounds of the wind and the motion of the boat. But minus the night watches and short sleep periods it is quite enjoyable sitting in the cockpit watching the birds and dolphin (and a turtle every now and then) always hoping for a whale to come by!
Today should be the last day of the strong winds and then we’ll go to shore and explore the island and finally get out for another swim.
Everyday now the temps on land and in the Sea are warming a bit and soon the best of the cruising season will be upon us!