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    #16
    Tonight I am in Bodega Bay, after a long easy day. The seas were following all day peaking at about 5-6 feet at point Arena.
    This is not a visiting stop. There is nothing anywhere near the harbor that is interesting. This is just a place to tie up for the night.

    Tomorrow I'll head for Monterey. That is a place i want to visit, and I alrerady called ahead and was assured there is plenty of transient dock space.


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    KEVIN SANDERS
    4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA - LA PAZ BCS MEXICO


    Whats the weather like on the boat
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    Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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      #17
      This morning I am making way from Bodega Bay to Monterey. The seas are benign, but a bit beamy during the first part to Point Reys as they are coming out of the northwest.
      After that I turn to the southeast and the waves will be behind me for the rest of the day.
      Today I am traveling at 9 knots which is sufficient to get me to Monterey before nightfall.


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      KEVIN SANDERS
      4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA - LA PAZ BCS MEXICO


      Whats the weather like on the boat
      https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


      Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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        #18
        Wow! You are really moving along! For some reason I thought you and the boat were already in Mexico.
        When are you hitting the LA area?
        As you know, the Pacific is cold. Along the coast of California and usually a few miles inland it is usually cold (to me) and foggy. Drive an hour inland and you can find 100 degrees. The beaches sometimes are only the 70’s. August you can expect sunny beach days once you get to southern CA.
        Esteban
        Huntington Beach, California
        2018 Element 16
        Currently looking for 32xx in South Florida
        Former Bayliners: 3218, 2859, 2252, 1952

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          #19
          Originally posted by green650 View Post
          Wow! You are really moving along! For some reason I thought you and the boat were already in Mexico.
          When are you hitting the LA area?
          As you know, the Pacific is cold. Along the coast of California and usually a few miles inland it is usually cold (to me) and foggy. Drive an hour inland and you can find 100 degrees. The beaches sometimes are only the 70’s. August you can expect sunny beach days once you get to southern CA.
          I'll be passing through the LA area maybe week after next.
          I'll be hanging out in Santa Barbara visiting my mom for a few days before continuing south to Ensenada

          KEVIN SANDERS
          4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA - LA PAZ BCS MEXICO


          Whats the weather like on the boat
          https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


          Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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            #20
            Skipped SF Bay entirely?
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              #21
              California has the inland valley (and desert further south) that creates a thermal low inland. The air flows from the cold Pacific high to this hot valley low for most of the summer. In October /November the valley cools and this flow of air stops and places along the coast (like San Francisco) finally get sunny and warm up. That is the best time to visit.
              1989 2159 Trophy Hardtop
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              2 1/2 year restoration project after "all you need to do is put the rebuilt engine back in".
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                #22
                Originally posted by Jeffw View Post
                Skipped SF Bay entirely?
                Yep! There is a lot to see but it will have to be next time.

                KEVIN SANDERS
                4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA - LA PAZ BCS MEXICO


                Whats the weather like on the boat
                https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


                Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by Metrodriver View Post
                  California has the inland valley (and desert further south) that creates a thermal low inland. The air flows from the cold Pacific high to this hot valley low for most of the summer. In October /November the valley cools and this flow of air stops and places along the coast (like San Francisco) finally get sunny and warm up. That is the best time to visit.
                  Ahhh I am thinking that I'll see a bit less fog now that I'm past San Francisco?

                  I do not remember it being foggy in Santa Barbara as a kid.

                  KEVIN SANDERS
                  4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA - LA PAZ BCS MEXICO


                  Whats the weather like on the boat
                  https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


                  Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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                    #24
                    LAX is partly cloudy, 25C for the next 10 days. Fog /low clouds in the morning, burns off during the day, comes back late afternoon / evening. Somewhat like Seattle most of the summer except now...

                    I am stuck in Anchorage with a broken plane. Last 5 hotel rooms in town were $600 each at a place around the corner from West Marine and the Costco. Crazy.
                    1989 2159 Trophy Hardtop
                    5.8L OMC Cobra
                    2 1/2 year restoration project after "all you need to do is put the rebuilt engine back in".
                    Mountlake Terrace, WA

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                      #25
                      Less fog south of SFO? I hope that’s the case for you but I sure wouldn’t count on it!
                      Jim Gandee
                      1989 3888
                      Hino 175's
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                        #26
                        Originally posted by Metrodriver View Post

                        I am stuck in Anchorage with a broken plane. Last 5 hotel rooms in town were $600 each at a place around the corner from West Marine and the Costco. Crazy.
                        For that kind of money I can stay up all night quite well, then go “check out” a hotel room to take a S&S, then nap all day behind a box at the Costco.

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                        • Metrodriver
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                          At 1300 the first hotel had to kick us out as they were full for the next night, so we another hotel was found, at $500/night/room where we stayed until 1800. Plane was supposedly fixed, so away we went.

                        #27
                        Kevin,

                        I know you have a lot in your hands and busy navigating the CA coast. Still, when you get a chance you should update your signature! Yo are no longer in cold Alaska!

                        Have a safe trip!
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                        • ksanders
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                          Great idea, Thanks!

                        #28
                        This morning I am sitting on my boat in Monterey California feeling pretty darn good about life. I have come a long way, all by myself and have seern a lot of things along the way.
                        Today I am going to visit the Monterey Aquarium arguably one of the best in the country, as well as visit some historic sites around Monterey.

                        This is my view from the boat.


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                        KEVIN SANDERS
                        4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA - LA PAZ BCS MEXICO


                        Whats the weather like on the boat
                        https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


                        Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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                          #29
                          Nice job Kevin, you should be feeling pretty good, that’s quite an amazing accomplishment for sure! Enjoy Monterey
                          1997 Bayliner 2588 Cierra 7.4 Bravo 1 - Mahal
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                          (past) 1987 Bayliner 3218 w/135 Hino - True Story

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                            #30
                            This morning I am leaving the beautiful city of Monterey California, and am making way for Morro Bay.

                            The weather could not be better. No wind, meaning no wind waves to deal with.

                            Todays journey is a bit over 100NM which makes it a 12 hour day at 8.5 knots.

                            Here is a map of my route and a graphical from windy.

                            Like normal for me I am leaving port at first light.


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                            KEVIN SANDERS
                            4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA - LA PAZ BCS MEXICO


                            Whats the weather like on the boat
                            https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


                            Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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