Ventura lies some 40 miles southeast from Santa Barbara. We spent just over two weeks there, including Christmas.
We stayed at Ventura’s Island Marina, inside the excellent and super-sheltered man-made Ventura Harbor. Despite its daily rates – the highest we had so far – the place was ideal for living aboard and we fell in love with it. As customary, I will let the pictures do the work for me here:
What we failed to capture in pictures was the fact that Ventura is a farming town, and the harbor we stayed was surrounded by strawberry fields. We went a couple of times buy berries direct from the farmers – the largest, most beautiful, sweetest and least expensive strawberries we’ve ever had. For a few days it was strawberry-frenzy, as we filled Pesto’s fridge to the top with these fruits.
And like this, our two weeks there flew by. As covered on my previous post, our departure from there was a bit out of tune, which caused for some uncomfortable sailing, great learning, and took us to a new exciting cruising ground – Santa Catalina. Which I will report about soon. Stay tuned.