03 March 2018
(Deckhand/Navigator Monkey studying various charts and cruising guides.)
We'll be leaving the Puget Sound in mid-August and sailing the 140nm (nautical miles) to anchor in Neah Bay (Washington) until a good weather window presents itself. We'll then head the 210nm South to Tillamook Bay (Oregon) to visit my son Riley, who is stationed there in the US Coast Guard.
From there, it'll be 510nm to San Francisco, with a possible stop in Eureka (California), depending on the conditions at Cape Mendocino. After San Francisco, we'll continue South, making many stops along the coast in places like Monterey Bay, Morro Bay, and work our way to Newport Beach, Catalina Island, and then arrive in San Diego before the start of the Baja-haha cruising rally, which starts at the end of October.
Then it's 730nm down the Baja coast of Mexico, stopping in places like Bahia Tortugas, Magdalena Bay, Cabo San Lucas, and then up into the Sea of Cortez, where we will spend the cruising season. Sound like fun?? Monkey thinks so!! =)