In Morro Bay, it has been hot. And we love it! The forecast announced stinky seas out by Point Conception, so we are waiting until the seas settle. In the meantime, boat chores abound, and there is provisioning to do, laundry to clean, and Southern California to plan. One of the exciting prospects of heading to SoCal, is seeing my sister and her family. I am patiently waiting it out... Ahem.
Morro Bay, has been a chill experience. Sea otters, sea lions and pelicans abound. We often hear the "ploof" of a pelican diving in for a catch; there is nothing subtle about it. The cacophony of sea lions, the fishing boats going in and out, the echo of the fish taco place calling out order numbers, the gusts of wind and strange current in the estuary, all add to the experience. There are a few boats here that we recognize from Neah Bay. Chats ensue, but everybody is keen to move south.
This afternoon, the wind is supposed to calm down, we are planning to head out later in the day. If the forecast doesn't change, that is. We'll take it as it comes. A hard lesson still, but we're getting there.
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