Crescent City is a small town in California, just a few miles south the border with Oregon. We stayed 10 days there for choice and circumstance.
At a first glance, the city didn’t seem to have much to offer. But at the end of our stay, we had accomplished a lot. From there we visited the Redwood National Park, with its incredible 300ft tall trees. We also drove back to Oregon to go down under, visiting one of the few marble caves in the US. As small as it is, the city has a huge Wal Mart store, which Adriana and Raquel visited twice to restock Pesto’s fridge, freezer and pantry. The long stay, coupled with some rainy days, allowed us to press on with homeschooling as well.
The fact that they have a brand new, well fitted marina just added to the comfort factor and may have encouraged us to stay a little longer while waiting for a large swell to subside outside of the breakwater.
I will let the pictures below tell the rest of the story.
I will wrap up with a few shots I took just after editing this post for the first time. The weather was improving, but a patch of fog set in during the night and persisted through the morning 24hrs prior to our departure. It was predicted in the forecast, still, fog always brings a certain element of anxiety with it. Thankfully there was no forecast prediction of fog for our intended time of departure.
We kept watching the weather for a proper window to depart. And if conditions don’t change from the forecast, by the time this post is published we shall be sailing steadily toward Eureka, our last stop before San Francisco. Have a great Sunday !
3 Replies to “Crescent City”
I love reading your blog! I am traveling along vicariously. What an adventure.
Hello Pesto and crew, welcome (by now) to Humboldt Bay and Eureka. It was Akimbo’s only stop between Seattle and San Francisco in 2009, and my son graduated from Humboldt State U. I write to you from back home in Seattle. Once that first fall storm cleared, we departed Coos Bay at the end of the ebb Friday morning…arrived Moss Landing, Monterey Bay late afternoon Monday. Some storm, some motoring, and some glorious sailing that keeps me coming back for more. A little of everything. And good crew. Someone said something like, “You can’t love only the part of sailing you enjoy, you have to love all of it…or none of it.” A lot like life, eh? Such is love. Enjoy and appreciate, and know you are not alone on your voyage – a lot of us are with you.
Hi Jon … sounds like you had a great passage!
From the little we have done so far, the impression I have is that passages is the kind of thing you question while you are doing it, and get itching to go again as soon as the dock lines have dried up around the mooring cleats.
We are now preparing to leave to SF. Will depart some time between tomorrow and Saturday – our longest passage so far :-0 and we are looking forward to it.
We shall be there for the following 10-15 days. Do let us know if you go that direction.
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